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The Old Post House and the Nook, Melbury Osmond

Description: The Old Post House and the Nook

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 105851

OS Grid Reference: ST5744107751
OS Grid Coordinates: 357441, 107751
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8677, -2.6061

Location: Meads Close, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0LU

Locality: Melbury Osmond
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 0LU

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Listing Text

The Old Post
8/103 House and The Nook
Former Post Office, now private dwelling, and attached cottage. Late C17
(Post House) and mid C19 (Nook). Post House: coursed rubble-stone walls.
Thatch roof with gable ends, and a stone gable-coping at left hand. C20
rebuilt brick stacks at gable ends. Two storeys. 3 windows, 3-light stone
mullions to ground floor, originally ovolo-moulded, right window replaced
with a hollow chamfer. Separate labels over. Iron casements with lead lights.
2-light cast-iron casements to first floor with lead lights, in pegged wood
frames. Front doorway at centre with stone moulded jambs, and depressed arch
in a square head, C17. Panelled door, made up of old materials, C19. Flat
stone canopy carried on 2 stone brackets. Interior: flagstone floors,
ceiling-beams, mid-chamfered, with stepped stops, probably re-set, late C17.
Roof construction, with butt-purlins and pegged collars, renewed early C19
and with C20 raising of front pitch and consolidation. The Nook: roughcast
walls and hipped slate roof. Adjoining stack with Old Post House. Two
storeys. One window and door. 3-light cast-iron casements with glazing-bars,
wood cills. Plank door at right hand side, C20. Slate-roofed outshuts at
south end are of special interest. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.160 (16))

Listing NGR: ST5743707766

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Source: English Heritage

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