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Description: The Kings Head Public House
Date Listed: 24 July 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 207161
OS Grid Reference: TQ2777772147
OS Grid Coordinates: 527777, 172147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4339, -0.1632
UPPER TOOTING ROAD SW17
(The Kings Head
TQ 2772 16/9 24.7.81
1896 by W M Brunton, a prolific designer of public houses. Perhaps his master-
piece and his least altered interior. Florid symmetrical composition; brashness
of detail typical of late 19th Century gin palace.
Red brick with stucco ornamentation. Slate roof.
Central portion 3 windows 3-storeys, steep hipped roof rising to a dome. Large
decorated lucarne over second floor windows, bears inscription "The Kings Head".
First floor 3 pairs of french windows open on to verandah with iron balustrade
and ogee roof.
Ground floor splayed bay with entrance to bar.
Flanking portion each side 2-storeys plus mansard with pointed dormer behind
Wings each side 1 1/2-storeys, one window, ramped parapet pierced by a bull's-eye
window on the left. Right wing a facade only; first floor window is blank with
inscription "Rebuilt 1896".
Interior rich with cut brilliant glass, patterned tiles and wrought iron.
Listing NGR: TQ2777772147
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Source: English Heritage
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