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Coronation Stone

A Grade I Listed Building in Kingston upon Thames, London

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203121

Location: Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1

County: London

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

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Listing Text

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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