6, 8 and 8A, Church Street

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1358436
Date first listed:
06-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
6, 8 and 8A, Church Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1RJ

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Location

Statutory Address:
6, 8 and 8A, 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 17957 69264

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

Late C16 or early C17. Originally a public house, divided into three shops in the later C19. Two storeys, three bays wide. Timber framed with jettied upper floor. Modern shop fronts on the ground floor. Square headed sash windows to two left hand bays. Other modern oriel. The upper floors rendered in the C19. No.6 also has some C20 false timbering and a modern oriel bay window. Tiled roof with chimney stack between Nos. 6 and 8.

Listing NGR: TQ1795769264

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:
203093
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: 12 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15129/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Maddy Cannon. Source Historic England Archive
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