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Kentish ragstone is a hard, grey, limestone.  It is found in outcrops between Hythe and Maidstone, and has been used a s a building stone since Roman times.  Its properties make it ideal for the construction of substantail public buildings.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Kentish ragstone

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St Mary Magdalen church, Burgate Street

Kentish ragstone used on NatWest bank, main street (The Parade)

Kentish ragstone used in the Westgate

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