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89, Bank Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2733 / 51°16'23"N

Longitude: 0.5224 / 0°31'20"E

OS Eastings: 576041

OS Northings: 155703

OS Grid: TQ760557

Mapcode National: GBR PR7.0X1

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.08J7

Plus Code: 9F327GFC+8X

Entry Name: 89, Bank Street

Listing Date: 23 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487599

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

TQ 7655 NW



Formerly insurance office, now building society offices. Built in 1913 as the district office of Prudential Assurance Company, possibly by Paul Waterhouse who carried out many commissions for this company. Tudor style. Upper floors timberframed with plaster infill, ground floor of Portland stone. Plain tiled roof with brick chimneystack. Two storeys and attics; two windows. Upper floors have close-studding with plastered infill. Two projecting gables with decorated carved bargeboards and elaborate carved bressumer. Each gable has two paired arched windows with leaded lights with lozenge pattern below. First floor has two oriel windows with three mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights and carved bases. Decorative central rainwaterhead with quatrefoil motif. Four ogee-shaped stone niches with statues of Kentish worthies under four-centred wooden arches with blank shields and foliate moulding to spandrels. These are (right to left) Archbishop Courtenay, Caxton, Sir Christopher Marlowe and Lord Avebury. Ground floor has stone shopfront with carved stone bosses, pilasters, two oak framed windows and two doorcases with rectangular fanlights and arched doorcases. Right side plank doorcase has studded door.

INTERIOR: Ground floor has square ribbed ceiling with plastered vine motifs. Right side staircase has moulded balusters and newel post with panelling below.

Included as a good and complete example of an insurance office in this unusual arts and crafts style.

Listing NGR: TQ7604555697

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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