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Description: The Guildhall
Date Listed: 6 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 203120
OS Grid Reference: TQ1791269065
OS Grid Coordinates: 517912, 169065
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4084, -0.3061
TQ 1769 SE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES HIGH STREET
1934-5. Maurice Webb. Neo Georgian red brick building with Portland stone
dressings and tiled roof. Semi-circular plan. Three storeys with square headed
twelve paned windows. Horizontally rusticated stone base. Stone band above first
floor. To centre of semi-circular elevation a massive square tower with a low
octagonal spire and fluted corner pinnacles. Central entrance in base, of tower.
Two storey, round headed window above set in open pedimented stone niche with
simplfied Corinthian columns rising from corbelled balcony. Pictorial references to
the Thames displayed upon keystone inside niche, corbels, capitals and on the iron
gates. Crest of Kingston set further up the tower. Marble lined circular entrance
hall. Central staircase with original opaque glass semi-spherical lamps. Original
wall and hanging lights in south west, council chamber, also of opaque glass with
Listing NGR: TQ1788669005
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Source: English Heritage
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