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Former Police Station

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4107 / 51°24'38"N

Longitude: -0.3003 / 0°18'1"W

OS Eastings: 518308

OS Northings: 169334

OS Grid: TQ183693

Mapcode National: GBR 83.T4G

Mapcode Global: VHGR8.RS3X

Plus Code: 9C3XCM6X+7V

Entry Name: Former Police Station

Listing Date: 6 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203145

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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Description

(Formerly listed as 22, OLD LONDON ROAD, previously listed under LONDON ROAD)

Dated 1864. Former Police station. Three storeys, three bays wide. Yellow brick with yellow brick quoins. Chanelled ground floor with rusticated door surround. Windows are segmental-arched with brick architraves and keys. Brick band at second floor level. Hipped slate roof on brick eaves cornice.


Listing NGR: TQ1830869334

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

History

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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