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Description: The Post Office
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150230
OS Grid Reference: SO4141368975
OS Grid Coordinates: 341413, 268975
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3157, -2.8609
WIGMORE CP BROAD STREET (east side)
SO 4068 - 4168
9/51 The Post Office
Farmhouse, now post office and house. C17, refronted in early C18 with
further mid-C19 alterations. Timber-framed with rendered and painted brick
infill on rubble base, partly roughcast and refaced in painted handmade
brick with slate roofs and central brick ridge stack. L-plan, main range
aligned north/south of two framed bays with central chimney bay forming
lobby entrance; wing of probably one framed bay adjoins to north-east.
Two storeys and attic with three-course band between main storeys in front
elevation. Framing: main range has four rows of square panels from sill to
wall-plate and there is a long straight lower corner brace exposed at the
left end. Collar and tie-beam truss with two struts to collar, two raking
struts in lower corners and V-strut above collar. Rear wing has three rows
of square panels from sill to wall-plate. West front elevation: outer bays
have C19 casements of three lights; ground floor casements have transoms
and cambered heads. Central first floor blind C18 cross-casement. Central
entrance has a flat canopy on wrought iron brackets, a moulded architrave and
a partly-glazed six-panelled C19 door. Attic light in left gable end. There
is also a C19 wing to the rear right of the building.
Listing NGR: SO4141468974
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Source: English Heritage
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