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The Post Office, Towcester

Description: The Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 235181

OS Grid Reference: SP6934448697
OS Grid Coordinates: 469344, 248697
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1322, -0.9883

Locality: Towcester
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 6BT

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Listing Text

13/160 No.90 (The Post Office)
29/07/70 (Formerly listed as No.90)


Post office, formerly house. Dated 1799, altered C19 and C20. Red brick in
Flemish bond with flared headers, slate roof, brick ridge and end stacks.
Central staircase plan. 3-storey, 5-window range. Central 6-panel door with
fanlight, panelled reveals and timber surround with thin panelled pilasters and
brackets supporting deep moulded cornice. Windows have moulded rendered
surrounds. C20 windows to ground floor, 12-pane sashes to first floor and 9-pane
sashes to attic floor and stone sills with console brackets. Circular window
between ground floor left windows. Central bay breaks forward and has pediment
framing datestone in horizontal oval panel. Rendered plinth, storey bands,
moulded stone eaves cornice and string to base of pediment. Rendered chamfered
quoins to ends and central bay and stone-coped gables.

Listing NGR: SP6934448697

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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