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P number: P210044
Old photograph number: A10139
Caption: Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone, Kent. Looking west.
Description: The principal stone used in the construction of the Archbishop's Palace and many other buildings in Maidstone and the surrounding area is Kentish Ragstone. This grey to greenish grey sandy, glauconitic limestone was extensively quarried in the Maidstone area. The Archbishop's Palace with its 16th century Elizabethan facade and is constructed of locally quarried Kentish Ragstone. Much restoration has been necessary owing to the poor weathering of the original ragstone. Kentish Ragstone was for a long period the principal building stone imported into London. It was used in the the Roman walls, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and literally dozens of parish churches. Many other limestones and sandstones have been used as building stones in the Wealden area.
Date taken: 01/01/1964
Photographer: Thompson, J.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 575500
Y latitude/northing: 155500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 264.10 KB; 1000 x 779 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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