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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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