Former Old Crown Public House


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1080095

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1982

Statutory Address: 2, Church Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1RJ


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Statutory Address: 2, Church Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1RJ

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 17960 69239


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Reasons for Designation

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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.


(Formerly listed as The Old Crown Public House)

Early to mid 18th century facade. Reputed to have timber frame, perhaps of 17th century. The front is of three storeys, with five windows on the first floor and three on the second floor. On the ground floor is a C19 pilastered pub front of little interest, with, to the right, a carriageway which has been filled in with a further modern pub front. The upper floors are faced with brown brick with red brick dressings to the first floor windows. First floor windows are segmental arched with slightly recessed sash boxes. The second floor windows have three casements each. There is a brick band at second floor level. Tiled roof. The rear and sides are rendered and gabled. Some timber framing survives on the upper floors.

Listing NGR: TQ1796069239

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/03/2018


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

Legacy System number: 203091

Legacy System: LBS


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

End of official listing