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)
St Mary Magdalen church, Burgate Street
Kentish ragstone used on NatWest bank, main street (The Parade)
Kentish ragstone used in the Westgate