DRUID'S HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1184751
Date first listed:
06-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
DRUID'S HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE, 3, MARKET PLACE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1JT

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Location

Statutory Address:
DRUID'S HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE, 3, MARKET PLACE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1JT

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 17883 69161

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

C17 and C18. 3 storey, 5 bay early to mid C18 front. The ground floor has a late C19 pilastered pub front and, on the right, a carriageway through to the rear. The upper floors are faced with red brick with blue brick headers, stucco bands at each floor and yellow flat gauged brick arches to the first floor windows. Flush-framed barred sash window. Tiled roof behind a parapet. 2 dormers. The back wall is later C17. Red brick ith a band at 2nd floor level and 2 mullioned and transomed timber windows on the 2nd floor. Good surviving circa early C18 features to interior, including turned baluster open well staircase, heavily moulded plaster ceilings over staircase, and to first floor front room timber panelling, (some moulded) cornices, fireplaces and doors, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ1788069160

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:
203156
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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