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 Kingston Bridge.Kingstown (Ireland), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Kingston - on - Thames.
Named King’s-stone from a large, square block of stone near the town hall, on which the early Anglo-Saxon monarchs knelt when they were anointed to the kingly office: Edward the Elder, Athelstan, Edmund, Ethelred, Edred, Edwy, and Edward the Martyr received on this stone the royal unction. The stone is now enclosed with railings.   1

 Kingston Bridge.Kingstown (Ireland), 

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