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Head Post Office and Sorting Office, Darlington

Description: Head Post Office and Sorting Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 110672

OS Grid Reference: NZ2901114674
OS Grid Coordinates: 429011, 514674
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5265, -1.5533

Locality: Darlington
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL1 1TZ

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Listing Text

1. (East Side)
Nos 28 to 34 (even)
(Head Post office
and sorting office)
NZ 2814 NE 7/251

NZ 2814 NE 7/341

NZ 2914 NW 9/251

Nos 28 to 34 (even) shall be amended to read
Nos 28 to 32 (even)


1. (East Side)
Nos 28 to 34 (even)
(Head Post Office
and Sorting Office)
NZ 2814 NE 7/251
NZ 2814 NE 7/341
NZ 2914 NW 9/251


Second quarter of C19 Greek revival building but with a balustraded parapet, slightly
frivolous. Two storeys, 3 bays, ashlar with a ground floor Order of pilasters
and entablature, Post Office incised in frieze; and a 1st floor entablature with
dentil cornice. First floor sash windows in moulded architraves with cornices
and balustraded aprons. Ground floor windows in plain roll mouldings in sections
recessed between pilasters.
Circa 1900 irregular building of Art Nouveau character. Light red brick with stone
dressings. Mainly of 3 storeys. Central gabled bay 4 windows wide. At right
a projecting tower bay has shaped ashlar paratpet above a round window with wayward
architrave. In the following 3-bay section, 2nd floor windows break eaves of high
pitched tiled roof. First floor windows round headed, ground flour windows segmental
and low, with alternating block surrounds and keystones rising to 1st floor band.
High ashlar plinth. Lunette in centre bay. Five windows to left in convex curve.
Shaped, raised central parapet. Windows all have moulded architraves or alternating
block jambs.

Listing NGR: NZ2901114674

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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