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The College, Maidstone

Description: The College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173442

OS Grid Reference: TQ7600955346
OS Grid Coordinates: 576009, 155346
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2701, 0.5217

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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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, The College of All Saints, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

(West Side)
The College

TQ 7655 SW 7/71A 3O.7.5l.

This was originally the Master's House to the College. C14 with alterations
in C18 and the insertion of modern windows since. Built of Kentish ragstone.
2 storeys and attics. Tiled roof with 3 hipped dormers having casements with
small square leaded panes. Moulded wooden eaves cornice and at the south end
of the front a gable. On the ground floor there are 2 windows containing pairs
of ogee-headed lights, 2 narrower single trefoil-headed lancets and one square-headed
window containing 2 obtusely-pointed lights. Modern windows on the lst floor.
The interior contains a collar-braced roof, a C16 oak staircase, a moulded
C16 ceiling and Aumbry cupboard. Some stone fireplaces with spandrels and
an early C18 fireplace with ovolo moulding. Plaque to William Grocyn (1446-l5l9)
Master of All Saints College and Renaissance scholar.

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: TQ7600955346

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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