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Head Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Grove, London

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Latitude: 51.4089 / 51°24'31"N

Longitude: -0.3033 / 0°18'12"W

OS Eastings: 518100

OS Northings: 169124

OS Grid: TQ181691

Mapcode National: GBR 83.S90

Mapcode Global: VHGR8.PVHB

Entry Name: Head Post Office

Listing Date: 6 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203107

Location: Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1

County: London

District: Kingston upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Grove

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Thames

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints, Kingston-on-Thames

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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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

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