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8 and 9, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2738 / 51°16'25"N

Longitude: 0.5223 / 0°31'20"E

OS Eastings: 576032

OS Northings: 155757

OS Grid: TQ760557

Mapcode National: GBR PR7.0VR

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.07GW

Entry Name: 8 and 9, High Street

Listing Date: 30 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223181

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173337

Location: Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Town: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: High Street

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET
1.
5278
(North-West Side)
Nos 8 & 9
TQ 7655 NW 2/3 30.7.5l.
II* GV

2.
Built in 1827 by John Whichcord Senior as the Royal Insurance Offices. A fine
building of Portland stone, the ground floor rusticated. 3 storeys. 8 engaged
fluted Ionic columns rise through the 1st and 2nd floors supporting the entablature.
Parapet above with elaborate cartouche over the centre of it, surmounted by
a helmet. 7 sashes, 1st and 2nd floor windows are set in moulded architrave
surrounds with glazing bars intact. The ground floor has large windows with
segmental heads (now containing plate glass) and 2 archways at the west end,
of equal size, forming a passageway through the building into market buildings,
are for pedestrians and 1 for vehicles. These arches are supported on 4 Tuscan
columns.

Nos 1, 3 & 5 to 9 (consec) form a group
Also forms a group with the Mitre Public House, Market Buildings.


Listing NGR: TQ7603255757

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