Survey Data

Reg No

30331034


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social


Original Use

Post office


In Use As

Post office


Date

1900 - 1920


Coordinates

143611, 251827


Date Recorded

25/10/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Detached multiple-bay single-storey Georgian-Revival post office, built c.1910, having pedimented breakfront with tripartite window. Designed by Harold Leask of the Office of Public Works. Hipped slate roof, with moulded cast-iron rainwater goods, side elevation guttering supported on small brackets, and with limestone cornice. Walls of red brick with limestone band below cornice, having inscribed lettering 'POST OFFICE', and second band at sill level. Square-headed window openings with block and start limestone surrounds and limestone sills, with six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Tympanum to breakfront has half-moon window with triple keystone and moulded surround. Sqaure-headed doorcase with moulded limestone architrave having triple keystone, plain overlight and timber battened double-leaf door, and limestone step.

Appraisal

This small post office is a very good example of the creative work produced by the Offcie of Public Works at the beginning of the twentieth century. The detailing and quality of stonework is of a very high standard.