3 AND 5, THAMES STREET

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1080052

Date first listed: 06-Oct-1983

Statutory Address: 3 AND 5, THAMES STREET, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1PH

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 3 AND 5, THAMES STREET, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1PH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Kingston upon Thames (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 17845 69249

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

Kingston upon Thames, historically in Surrey, was an important market town, port and river crossing from the early medieval period, while there is evidence of Saxon settlement and of activity dating from the prehistoric period and of Roman occupation. It is close to the important historic royal estates at Hampton Court, Bushy Park, Richmond and Richmond Park. The old core of the town, around All Saints Church (C14 and C15, on an earlier site) and Market Place, with its recognisably medieval street pattern, is ‘the best preserved of its type in outer London’ (Pevsner and Cherry, London: South, 1983 p. 307). Kingston thrived first as an agricultural and market town and on its historic industries of malting, brewing and tanning, salmon fishing and timber exporting, before expanding rapidly as a suburb after the arrival of the railway in the 1860s. In the later C19 it become a centre of local government, and in the early C20 became an important shopping and commercial centre. Its rich diversity of buildings and structures from all periods reflect the multi-facetted development of the town.

Details

1901. 3 storeys plus attic. 3 main bays wide. Modern shop on the ground floor. The upper floors are faced with buff terracotta (some of which has been painted). Continuous mullioned windows to first and second floors, at first floor level punctuated by balusters and incorporating a central arch motif; Ionic fluted pilasters to second floor. Elaborate Jacobean three tier gable with applied Ionic columns and broken scrolly pediment. Slate mansard roof.

Listing NGR: TQ1784569249

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/02/2016

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 203186

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cherry, B, Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England, London 2: South, (1983), 307

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