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Head Post Office, Kingston upon Thames

Description: Head Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 203107

OS Grid Reference: TQ1810069124
OS Grid Coordinates: 518100, 169124
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4089, -0.3033

Location: 21 Ashdown Road, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London KT1 1BB

Locality: Kingston upon Thames
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: KT1 1BB

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Listing Text

(east side)
Head Post Office


Dated 1875. 3 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 4 window bays
wide [1:2:1 windows on the 1st 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 2nd 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 2 storey, 3 light
window in 2-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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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