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The College Gateway (All Saints Parish Room) the College Tower, Maidstone

Description: The College Gateway (All Saints Parish Room) the College Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173441

OS Grid Reference: TQ7602155371
OS Grid Coordinates: 576021, 155371
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2703, 0.5219

Location: Knightrider Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6XH

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME15 6XH

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Listing Text

(West Side)
The College Gateway
(All Saints Parish Room).
The College Tower.
TQ 7555 SE 6/71
TQ 7655 SW 7/71 3O.7.5l.

Archbishop Courtenay was licensed to build a Collegiate Church in 1395. He
died in 1396 and the building was continued by Archbishop Arundel in 1396-1398.
The college was for a master and 24 chaplains. The main surviving building
consists of the Gatehouse and to the west of it, the Refectory, Kitchen and
Scullery with the Dormitory and Infirmary above. It is of Kentish ragstone
in Perpendicular style. The gatehouse is a 3 storeyed square building containing
pointed stone carriage and pedestrian arches on the ground floor and castellated
parapet above. Square-headed windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights each with dripstones
over, those on the top floor having 2 tiers of such lights. Stone ribbed tierceran
star vaulting beneath the arches. On the left of the entrance arch is a 2-storeyed
room with oven probably used for baking bread to be distributed as alms at
the gate. Joining this to the west is a 2-storeyed range with 6 square-headed
windows containing pairs of cinquefoil-headed lights but no dripstones over.
Tiled roof. Stringcourse. Stone chimneybreast in the centre of the north front
with modern red brick stack above it. 3 storeyed tower at the west end of
the building known as the River Tower with the Muniment Room on the top floor.
Similar windows to the rest of the building and castellated parapet over.

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: TQ7600055368

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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