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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CORONATION STONE

List entry Number: 1080066

Location

CORONATION STONE, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKingston upon ThamesLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Oct-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203121

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 1769 SE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES HIGH STREET (east side) 6/28 Coronation Stone

I

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 tradition- ally 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

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Malden, H E - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III - Date: 1911 - Volume: 3 - Page References: 487

National Grid Reference: TQ 17867 69069

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