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The Old Post Office, Front and Rear Walls, Gate Piers and Garage, Summerhouse

Description: The Old Post Office, Front and Rear Walls, Gate Piers and Garage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 110894

OS Grid Reference: NZ2021819174
OS Grid Coordinates: 420218, 519174
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5674, -1.6888

Location: Summerhouse Back Lane, Summerhouse, Darlington DL2 3UD

Locality: Summerhouse
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3UD

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Listing Text

(North Side off)
14/86 The Old Post Office,
front and rear walls,
20/3/67 gate piers and garage
(formerly listed as
Post Office,Laurel Dene)
Shown on O.S. map as Post Office, Laurel Dene. Former Post Office now private
house; front garden wall and gate piers; rear wall and former shed now garage.
House probably C18 with alterations; mid-late C19 walls, piers and garage.
House pebble-dashed masonry, renewed pantiled roof and brick chimney stacks.
Rubble walls and ashlar piers. Coursed rubble garage with renewed pantiled
House 2 storeys, 2 windows. Openings altered in mid C19. Central door, with
4 faceted panels and 2-pane overlight, in moulded surround under hoodmould.
4-pane sashes, with intermediate glazing bars removed, have projecting sills
and scalloped wedge lintels. Steeply-pitched roof has slightly-swept eaves,
coped gables and shaped kneelers. End stacks. Boarded door and fixed 24-pane
shop window on left return.
Short 2-storey rear wing has replaced double doors, fixed 6-pane light and
boarded first-floor opening. Tall L-plan rear wall links wing to small garage
with replaced double doors and low-pitched roof.
Low front garden wall with raking return sections to house. Central pair of
gate piers with enriched pyramidal caps; similar end piers.

Listing NGR: NZ2021819174

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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