BENTALLS DEPOSITORY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253306
Date first listed:
08-Sep-1989
Statutory Address:
BENTALLS DEPOSITORY, CLARENCE STREET
Statutory Address:
BENTALLS DEPOSITORY, HARDMAN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BENTALLS DEPOSITORY, CLARENCE STREET
Statutory Address:
BENTALLS DEPOSITORY, HARDMAN ROAD

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 18373 69465

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

Includes Bentall's Depository. Clarence Street. Depository and store. 1935-6 by Maurice Webb. Rendered steel frame; hipped Spanish tile roof. Grand Spanish/Italianate style. 3 storeys and attic over open ground floor; 7-window range with hipped roof to central tower. Square-headed entry to centre; square-headed metal casements with central opening lights flanked by green shutters. Wide banded quoin strips; cill band to attic storey is broken by tall central window flanked by shutters set in keyed semicircular moulded arch; tiled lettering beneath eaves of central tower; wide bracketed eaves. Rear elevation to Clarence Street, also with central tower and 3-bay side elevations are in similar style. Interior not inspected. Recommended as an industrial building of unusually good quality, with hacienda-style detailing applied to correct classical proportions of an American scale.

Listing NGR: TQ1837369465

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/03/2016.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
203207
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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