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Description: 15 and 16, Market Place
Date Listed: 6 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 203159
OS Grid Reference: TQ1787969257
OS Grid Coordinates: 517879, 169257
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4101, -0.3065
TQ 1769 SE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES MARKET PLACE
Nos 15 and 16
1909, extended 1929. Built for Messrs Boots, the chemists. Boots' architect in
1909 was M V Treleaven but the design of the front has been attributed to Dr William
Finney, antiquarian and 7 times Mayor of Kingston. Four storeys, 3 bays wide, of
which the right-hand bay was added in 1929 [Percy J Bartlett, architect]. On the
ground floor, a timber-framed shop front with heraldic frieze and centre piece which
dates from 1929. To the upper floors, an elaborate stucco and half-timbered
facade. Framing the window bays are vertical stuccoed panels with ogee niches in
which are displayed figures of monarchs associated with Kingston and decorative
panels giving the dates of the building and recording the Borough's royal
connections. The windows are timber-framed oriels with diamond leaded panes, set
beneath carved, corbelled cornice heads. Between the windows vertically are
half-timbered panels with heraldic decoration. The front terminates with three
corbelled, half-timbered gables with richly-carved barge boards.
Listing NGR: TQ1787969257
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Source: English Heritage
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