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Description: Post Office Building
Date Listed: 8 October 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 135884
OS Grid Reference: SU4235510957
OS Grid Coordinates: 442355, 110957
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8965, -1.3991
1. PLATFORM ROAD
Post Office Building
SU 4210 5/192
Built in 1902 by Hawke as a Custom House which replaced the older Custom House
of 1847 (see Canute Road, Union Castle House (qv)) until the new Custom House
was built in Orchard Lane in 1965. "Wrennaissance" style. Three storeys red
brick with stone dressings, Hipped slate roof. Three projections at centre
and sides, the centre one having curved open pediment, the side ones triangular
open pediments. Twelve sashes in all with glazing bars intact. The centre
projection of 4 bays has 2 pilasters and 2 pairs of engaged columns through
first and second floors. The end projections, which are of one bay have coupled
pilasters. Stringcourse between ground and first floors. The second floor
windows are flanked by engaged Tuscan columns, the first floor windows are
in Gibbs surrounds and the ground floor windows are round-headed with keystones.
The end bays have doorcases set in round-headed arches with coupled engaged
Listing NGR: SU4255313582
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Source: English Heritage
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