Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1358459

Date first listed: 30-Jul-1951

Statutory Address: 37-41, HIGH STREET, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1LQ


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Statutory Address: 37-41, HIGH STREET, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT1 1LQ

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 17802 68900


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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.


C16. Originally two timber-framed houses of which the left-hand house now includes No 37 and 1 bay of No 39, and the right-hand house includes No 41 and two bays of No 39. No 37/39 is of two storeys with the upper floor jettied on the street side and at the north end. On the ground floor is a modern shop, with a carriageway to the right. On the first floor are three sash windows, with glazing bars. The upper floor and the north gable end are stuccoed. Roof tiled, of tie-beam, queen-strut and collar construction. At the back of No 37, facing East Lane, is a two-storeyed,timber-framed extension with a jettied upper floor and pantiled roof. No 39/41 is also of two storeys, upper floor jettied on the street front. Modern shops to ground floor. 4 windows to each floor. No 39 is stuccoed. No 41 weather-boarded. The roof is tiled, hipped at each end with gablets. No 41 extends back three bays from the street, with a fourth, modern bay at the east end. The main storeys of this house have been much altered but the roof remains intact, with king and queen strut construction. There may originally have been a smoke bay. No 41, probably originally the service wing is separately roofed. The roof is of tie-beam, crown-post, collar-plate and collar construction.

Listing NGR: TQ1780168905

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/02/2016


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Legacy System number: 203123

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

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