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Latitude: 51.4084 / 51°24'30"N
Longitude: -0.3067 / 0°18'24"W
OS Eastings: 517867
OS Northings: 169070
OS Grid: TQ178690
Mapcode National: GBR 79.5B1
Mapcode Global: VHGR8.MVQP
Entry Name: Coronation Stone
Listing Date: 6 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1080066
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203121
Location: Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1
District: Kingston upon Thames
Electoral Ward/Division: Grove
Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Thames
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: All Saints, Kingston-on-Thames
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
The stone on which the West Saxon Kings are traditionally said to have been crowned during the C10. The stone is not mentioned by Leland or Camden, but is traditionally said to have been preserved in the chapel of St Mary which fell down in 1730. It was then placed outside the Town Hall (on the site of the present Market House in the Market Place) and used as a mounting block until 1850 when it was moved to its present position. The stone is set on granite base upon which are inscribed in lead letters the names of the Kings traditionally crowned upon it. Surrounded by railings and balustrade, probably mid 19th century: seven stone piers with conical scalloped hoods and cubic capitals joined by cast iron railings in the form of intersecting round headed arches, with cubic capitals below, resting upon circles. These details match those of the adjacent Clattern Bridge. Victoria County History,Surrey, Volume III p.487.
Listing NGR: TQ1786769069
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