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Former Head Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingston upon Thames, London

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Latitude: 51.4089 / 51°24'31"N

Longitude: -0.3033 / 0°18'12"W

OS Eastings: 518100

OS Northings: 169124

OS Grid: TQ181691

Mapcode National: GBR 83.S90

Mapcode Global: VHGR8.PVHB

Entry Name: Former Head Post Office

Listing Date: 6 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203107

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/03/2018

TQ 1869 SW

EDEN STREET (east side)
No 42, Former Head Post Office

(Formerly listed as Head Post Office, EDEN STREET)

Dated 1875. Three storeys. Red brick with stone dressings. The main front facing west is in two major bays with the right hand one set forward. This is four window bays wide [1:2:1 windows on the first floor], with a doorway to the right with stone lintel and a trefoil light above.The windows have stone lintels with roll-moulded shoulders. On the second floor is some blue brick diapering. Slate roof behind a parapet, gabled over the central bays with the royal monogramme and date in the gable. The set-back to the left hand part of the right side is angled on the lower floors, with moulded stone corbelling. The left-hand half of the elevation has four windows on the ground floor. Shouldered arches. Above is a two storey, three light window in two-centred-arched opening, with the tympanum containing a cinquefoil and dogtooth terracotta. The main entrance is in a porch on the north return elevation with a segmental arched doorway with carved monsters on the springings and a gable above. Later extension to rear of little interest. Occupies an important site at the corner of Eden Street.

Listing NGR: TQ1810069124

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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