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Fresh plans to move stone which 'saw first Saxon Kings crowned'
5:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
Councillors will discuss fresh plans to relocate Kingston’s historic Coronation Stone this week.
Officers want to relocate the stone away from its current spot outside the Guildhall and into a more prominent part of the town centre - the north churchyard of All Saints Church in Market Place.
Proposals to move the stone – which is classed as a Grade 1-listed “building” – were originally approved in 2010, but the permission has since expired.
Wednesday’s meeting of Kingston town planning sub-committee will seek to renew that permission.
The Coronation Stone is said to be the stone on which Saxon kings were crowned during the tenth century.
It was moved to its current location in 1935, when the Guildhall opened.
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