Maidstone


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Maidstone

(mād`stən), city (1991 pop. 86,067), Kent, SE England, on the Medway River. It is a market city with agricultural, paper, printing, quarrying, brewing, and engineering industries. There is evidence of a Roman station. Chillington Manor (Elizabethan) contains the Maidstone Museum, the public library, and the headquarters of the Kent Archaeological Society. The grammar school dates from 1549. Noteworthy are the Church of All Saints, founded in the 14th cent.; the palace of the archbishops; and Penenden Heath, a recreation ground. Maidstone has technical, art, and adult-education schools. William HazlittHazlitt, William,
1778–1830, English essayist. The son of a reform-mindeed Unitarian minister, he abandoned the idea of entering the clergy and took up painting, philosophy, and later journalism.
..... Click the link for more information.
 was born in the city. Nearby Cobtree Manor is the "Dingley Dell" of Dickens's Pickwick Papers.

Maidstone

 

a city in Great Britain, on the Medway River. Maidstone is the administrative center of the county of Kent. Population, 70,900 (1971). Maidstone is the market center for the surrounding horticulture district. The city’s industries include food, paper, cement, and agricultural machinery.

Maidstone

a town in SE England, administrative centre of Kent, on the River Medway. Pop.: 89 684 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
4 Chester Maidstone were the last club to go out of business while in the Football League but a number of former league clubs have folded since including Darlington, Rushden and Diamonds, Hereford United and Chester City.
The a249 forms a strategic link between the m2 and m20 motorways with maidstone. the corridor is used by commuters to access maidstone for employment and in the peak hours, this places considerable pressure on the a249, and the m20 j7, restricting access into the town centre.
But Braintree have found the net 11 times in their last six and notched in each of them, while Maidstone have got on the scoresheet in three of their last four, so expect goals at both ends.
The Ammies have already got past Gateshead and Dagenham and Redbridge in the competition, whereas Maidstone have ousted Woking and Oxford City.
MAIDSTONE 2 GATESHEAD 3 ALUKE Molyneux double ensured Gateshead will remain in a play-off position at Christmas.
NON-LEAGUE Halifax and Maidstone failed to join National League rivals Solihull Moors in the hat for the FA Cup third round.
"It was a physical encounter, they were quite dangerous at times and it had a volatile atmosphere -- the Maidstone supporters came out in their numbers and they were very vocal, and ours were also terrific, which added to the mix.
Maidstone 0 Oldham 2 FRANKIE BUNN wants a trip to Manchester City after his Oldham side avoided a Cup shock.
Solihull Moors 1 Maidstone United 0 SOLIHULL gave their survival hopes a massive boost with a hard-fought victory over fellow National League strugglers Maidstone.
GATESHEAD will travel to Leyton Orient in the quarter-final of the FA Trophy - if they win tonight's replay against Maidstone United.
Goalkeeper Dan Hanford was sent off a quarter of an hour from time for violent conduct after clashing with Maidstone midfielder Jai Reason.