4, OAKLEA PASSAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253326
Date first listed:
05-Nov-1990
Statutory Address:
4, OAKLEA PASSAGE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 2AJ

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Location

Statutory Address:
4, OAKLEA PASSAGE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 2AJ

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 17940 68859

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

House. c1820. Yellow brick in Flemish bond, part painted. Welsh slate roof with later decorative ridge tiles. Central entrance hall plan, 2 rooms deep. 2 storeys, 3 bays. South (garden) elevation: central 6-panel door with bracketed hood. Sashes with glazing bars, with replacement 2-pane sash on ground floor right and blind window over door with small casement; all have gauged flat brick arches. End stacks, forward of ridge. Rear: central plank door with bracketed hood. 2-light metal casement windows having saddle bars and some original catches.

Interior: original doors of 4 panels, 2 panels and boards. Front rooms on each floor have original plain fireplaces with bracketed mantelshelves, those on 1st floor with iron grates; another fireplace to rear kitchen. Original wall cupboards and peg rails. Some wainscotting and dado rails. Straight-flight close-string stair with columnar newel, stick balusters, and similar balustrade to landing. Chamfered wood mullions to rear windows. The house retains both external and internal features remarkably complete.

Listing NGR: TQ1794068859

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:
203209
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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Date: 13 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01157/02
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