23, MARKET PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1358430
Date first listed:
30-Jul-1951
Statutory Address:
23, MARKET PLACE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1JP

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Location

Statutory Address:
23, MARKET PLACE, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1JP

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 17929 69262

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

Early C17 with C18 alterations. Much rebuilt after fire in 1973. Timber framed. Tiled pitched roof. Originally 2 storey range with jettied upper floor comprising 3 separate units. In the C18, the roof was raised to accommodate attics and rebuilt with four gabled dormers, though the original roof trusses were retained. The walls are rendered. On the ground floor is a shop front of similar design to the C19 shop front existing at the time of the fire. Much of the timber frame and facade survived the fire as did some C17 timber panelling on the 1st floor but the load-bearing function of the timber frame has now been taken over by a new reinforced concrete frame. Also known as No 1 Church Street.

Listing NGR: TQ1792969262

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
203160
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: 15 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01046/09
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