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Description: Archbishop's Stables
The Tithe Barn
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173438
OS Grid Reference: TQ7603255481
OS Grid Coordinates: 576032, 155481
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2713, 0.5221
There is also a scheduled monument, Tithe barn, Mill Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
The Tithe Barn
(Archbishop's Stables or
TQ 7655 NW 2/69
TQ 7655 SW 7/69 30.7.5l.
A large C14 Tithe barn which was subsequently used as the stables of the Archbishop's
Palace. It is now the Maidstone Corporation Carriage Museum. 2 storeys stone
rubble. Hipped tiled roof, 6 bays with a buttress between each. The east front
has 6 small narrow windows on each floor. The west front has 5 obtusely-pointed
doorways (2 of them larger than the others) and a 2-storeyed porch in the centre.
The ground floor of the porch is of stone. Its 1st floor is timbered with
modern brick infilling and projects on the protruding ends of the floor joists
and brackets. It has a double loft door with a flight of stone steps leading
up to it on the north side of the porch and a gable over. The west front also
has 5 small windows on the 1st floor and one other doorway. Crown-post roof
inside. Scheduled as an AM.
Gateway & Wall to Palace Gardens, Wall to north-west of Archbishop's Palace,
The Archbishop's Palace, Wall to east of Archbishop's Palace, The Dungeons at the
Archbishop's Palace, The Gate House at the Archbishop's Palace, The Len Bridge,
The Tithe Barn, Parish Church of All Saints, Wall to north & west of All Saints
Church, The College Gateway, The College Tower, The College, The Master's Tower,
Cutbush Almshouses and the Ruined Gateway form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ7597455470
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Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.