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Wall and Main Entrance to Maidstone Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2797 / 51°16'46"N

Longitude: 0.5213 / 0°31'16"E

OS Eastings: 575944

OS Northings: 156413

OS Grid: TQ759564

Mapcode National: GBR PR1.LNG

Mapcode Global: VHJMD.Z3GB

Entry Name: Wall and Main Entrance to Maidstone Prison

Listing Date: 26 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173248

Location: Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Town: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: North

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1. .
(South-East Side)
Wall and Main Entrance
to Maidstone Prison
TQ 7556 BE 4/179 26.7.73.
TQ 7656 SW 5/179

Built 1809-l81l by Daniel Alexander. The wall is of Kentish ragstone about
20 ft high and tapers inwards towards the top. Buttresses at regular intervals
and a stringoourse about 6 ft from the ground. The main entrance is along
County Road. This is built of Kentish ragstone ashlar. The central part projects
slightly and has a pedimented cornice. Wide moulded cornice below. Long
and short quoins. Round-headed entrance with stone voussoirs. Small barred
window on left hand side.

All the listed buildings at Maidstone prison form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7594456413

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