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Almshouses and Handrails and Garden Walls Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Harrietsham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2401 / 51°14'24"N

Longitude: 0.68 / 0°40'48"E

OS Eastings: 587169

OS Northings: 152407

OS Grid: TQ871524

Mapcode National: GBR QT4.4QZ

Mapcode Global: VHJMP.Q3V4

Plus Code: 9F326MRJ+32

Entry Name: Almshouses and Handrails and Garden Walls Attached

Listing Date: 20 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185186

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173756

Location: Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Harrietsham

Built-Up Area: Harrietsham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TQ 85 SE (north east side)

4/23 Almshouses (Nos. 1 and 2)
and Handrails and garden
20.10.52. walls attached


Almshouse row. 1770. Red brick in Flemish bond with plain tile
roof. Double depth, each range separately roofed. One storey
and cellars on plinth, with plat band above-ground floor window,
rendered coping to parapet, and coped gable ends. 2 central
cottages and 2 at either end break forward slightly. Coped
triangular pediment over central break. 12 red brick stacks
to rear of ridge. Regular fenestration of 12 recessed glazing-
bar sashes with segmental heads. Segmental -headed cellar
voussoirs just visible. 12 panelled doors, one to right of each
window except in central break, where 2 doors to centre flanked
by windows; each with flat bracketted hood, up 3 steps, with plain
iron handrail to left side. 4 Rainwater heads dated 1770. 2
Insurance plaques in pediment. Board in pediment inscribed: "These
Almshouses were founded and endowed Anno 1642 by Mark Quested Esq.,
a Native of this Place and a Member of the Worshipful Company
of Fishmongers of London...". Rebuilt 1770 at the expense of the
said Company. Interiors not inspected. Short lengths of garden
wall in Flemish bond attached to front and rear.

Listing NGR: TQ8714252418

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