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The Corpus Christi Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2743 / 51°16'27"N

Longitude: 0.5194 / 0°31'9"E

OS Eastings: 575830

OS Northings: 155804

OS Grid: TQ758558

Mapcode National: GBR PR7.04N

Mapcode Global: VHJMD.Y7GH

Plus Code: 9F327GF9+PQ

Entry Name: The Corpus Christi Hall

Listing Date: 30 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173295

Location: High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: High Street

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23 February 2021 to clarify and to reformat the text to current standards

TQ 7555 NE
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EARL STREET (south side)
The Corpus Christi Hall

30.7.51.

II*
The Guild or Fraternity of Corpus Christi was founded in Maidstone about 1422. It had the use of a chantry chapel in the north chancel of All Saints Church and consisted of two wardens, four chaplains and a number of churchmen, gentry and townmen. The building consisted originally of a Hall, Refectory, Chapel and Cloisters. After the Suppression of the Fraternity, Protector Somerset gave the building to the town of Maidstone for a Grammar School, founded in 1549 and it remained in use as such until 1871. Only the Refectory remains. An L-shaped C15 building. Two storey and attics stone rubble. Tiled roof. The main front faces east. Two hipped dormers. Two pointed windows containing cinquefoil-headed lights with a quatrefoil over, stone mullions and transom. The outer windows are modern. The gable end facing Earl Street is timbered with red brick infilling. The west wing is of stone rubble on the ground floor and imitation timbering above. Two square-headed windows contains three cinquefoil-headed lights with dripstones over.

The interior has two crown posts with chamfered tie beams. Screens passage with five stone arches. Also traces of a wooden partition which originally divided the hall into two. Formerly a Scheduled Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7583055804

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