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Quidenham Post Office and Pair of Cottages Adjacent South West, Quidenham

Description: Quidenham Post Office and Pair of Cottages Adjacent South West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 220394

OS Grid Reference: TM0265288060
OS Grid Coordinates: 602652, 288060
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4529, 0.9810

Location: Quidenham, Norfolk NR16 2AP

Locality: Quidenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 2AP

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TM 08 NW QUIDENHAM Quidenham Post Office
and Pair of Cottages
7/145 Adj. SW


House, now pair of cottages and post office. C17 remodelled and
extended in C19. Timber frame on brick plinth, partly reclad in brick
and sham timber framing. Steeply pitched clay pantile roof with gable
ends. Brick axial stack.
3 room plan with back to back fireplaces in axial stack between left
and centre rooms forming lobby entrance at front; the partition
between the right and centre has been removed forming one large room.
In the late C19 the house was divided into two cottages, extended by
addition of two wings at the back and a blacksmiths shop at the front
of the right hand end. The blacksmiths shop is now used as the post
1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3 window east front. 2 C19 3-light
casements on ground floor and 3 2-light casements in gabled half
dormers with bargeboards and finials. Larger 6-pane sash on right and
plank and panelled doors to right and left of the centre. Former
blacksmiths shop, now post office in lower gable ended wing projecting
on right with shop windows and doorway on inner face, also faced in
sham timber framing on brick plinth. Timber frame exposed in left
(south) gable end. 2 gable-ended brick wings at rear.
Interior: Central room has chamfered cross-beam with cyma stops and
fireplace with chamfered timber lintel covered by later lintel and
jambs. Exposed on first floor are wall plate and tie-beam at back and
large principals and wall plate.

Listing NGR: TM0265288060

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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