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Cleave's Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingston upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4109 / 51°24'39"N

Longitude: -0.2983 / 0°17'53"W

OS Eastings: 518444

OS Northings: 169363

OS Grid: TQ184693

Mapcode National: GBR 83.TQG

Mapcode Global: VHGR8.SS4R

Plus Code: 9C3XCP62+9M

Entry Name: Cleave's Almshouses

Listing Date: 30 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203138

Location: Grove, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT2

County: 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: Norbiton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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(Formerly listed under LONDON ROAD)

Dated 1668. Long range of twelve 2-storey dwellings. Centre gable (partly rebuilt) with moulded brick verge and sundial, above slate descriptive tablet with carved stone surround and broken pedimented top. Tile roof, both ends hipped. 12 chimneys. 6 windows each side of centre gable. 3 oval windows over centre doorway with gauged brick surrounds. Door in two halves, 6 panels each, moulded and fielded, with two windows on each side. Surround to centre door has chamfered quoins and head. 12 lain doors to dwellings with hoods. Moulded brick eaves cornice and flat string at first floor level. Splayed brick plinth. Casement windows lancet lead lights.

Listing NGR: TQ1844469363

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/03/2016


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.

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