Guildhall

Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames: Address, Phone Number, Guildhall Reviews: 4/5

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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,260 contributions
Couples
Nice building that looks a bit modern for my taste. Houses a magistrates court and other administrative offices. Worth a look.
Written January 9, 2022
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futtock21
London, UK11,307 contributions
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Kingston’s Guildhall is described as ‘neo-Georgian’, but looks and feels like the product of the 1930s it is. It is home to the chambers of Kingston-upon-Thames Borough Council and its various administrations and houses a Magistrates’ court in the basement. It does, however, has some impressive features including a marble lined circular entrance hall and a staircase with opaque semi-spherical glass lamps. There is a stunning entrance door with a gold coat of arms above. In the grounds stands the coronation stone by which several medieval Kings were crowned and which gives Kingston its name.
Written February 19, 2019
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David D
Devon, UK16,679 contributions
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Monday 17th September we were walking around Kingston in the sunshine, and we stopped outside this important Local Government building

This iconic building is situated in the heart of Kingston with the Hogsmill River running along side it, with the historic Coronation Stone in its grounds and the Clattern Bridge nearby. It is a stones throw from Kingston Market Place.

The current building was constructed in 1935 and is a Grade 11 listed building and is built in a semi circle with a large square tower

It is well worth a visit to see this building and it's historic surroundings.
Written September 20, 2018
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annemariehamzeh2018
Kingston upon Thames, UK15 contributions
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This is where it all happens: the education, the local housing, the council rates and taxes and complaints: nicely kept gardens, impenetrable for the general public to get any real decisions made - staff guarded like royalty, typical local council, I suppose!
Written September 1, 2018
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IanPLancashire
Leyland, UK1,753 contributions
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I was doing a job here this week and took my time to have a look around whilst here. The building is absolutely stunning, grade 2 listed set in lovely grounds. Well worth a quick visit if you like old buildings.
Written May 31, 2018
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,535 contributions
Friends
This is a great historical imposing building in the town centre that is well worth looking at its architectural structures and reading about its history within the city

Just outside of the building is the coronation stone which itself is well worth a look
Written February 27, 2018
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honeycurry
Greater London, UK494 contributions
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Grade II listed. Designed by Maurice Webb 1934-5. He also designed Bentalls. I did a tour a few years ago but found the interior disappointing.
Written May 22, 2017
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,219 contributions
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The Guildhall was built by Maurice Webb architect (1880-1939) as a late example of neo- Georgian but with style and panache.
Webb came from a family of Architects, and his father was Sir Aston Webb (1849-1830) who built many large famous buildings in London including part of the V & A.
Maurice's other works included:

Stock Exchange War Memorial (1919–1921).
Hertford war memorial (1921)
Royal Air Force Club, London (1919–1922)
Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge (1925–1930)
Artillery House, Artillery Row, London SW1 (1930)
Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge (1932–1933; demolished in 1990s)
Abbey flats, Abbey Road, London NW8
The Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (1935)
Bentalls department store, Kingston upon Thames (1935)
The Grampians, residential apartment block, Shepherds Bush, London W6 (1935 - 1937)
The Presidential Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus (1933–1937)[1]

What makes the Guild Hall special?
It consists of a massive tall brick tower with a finely detailed Georgian window looking towards the market place. It is surmounted by a pyrimidical roof surmounted by a bargee and his dog. On each side of this are brick faced wings of Georgian office buildings which are made special by their semi-circular plan shape.
Written March 21, 2017
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mick h
Hartley Wintney, UK57 contributions
Couples
faily well organised,long wait but organiseation was acceptable as different departments are situated in different buildings
Written March 9, 2017
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rayrest
London, UK7,419 contributions
Couples
Built in 1935, the guildhall is built with Portland stone and is circular in design. Inside is a marble hall and central staircase with some nice features. It is a grade 2 listed building and within its grounds is the Coronation Stone. This building is the home of Kingston council and also Kingston magistrates courts.
Written January 24, 2017
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