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Description: Post Office
Date Listed: 30 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238427
OS Grid Reference: NZ0265685668
OS Grid Coordinates: 402656, 585668
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1653, -1.9598
WALLINGTON DEMESNE CAMBO
18/179 Post Office
House of bastle character, C16, converted into shop 1818, minor alterations
c.1880. Heavy rubble with large quoins, tooled dressings; stone slate roof.
3 storeys, 2 wide bays. Central double doors; shop front at left has central
12-pane sash between 4-pane sashes, lintel inscribed J.T. (John Trevelyan) 1818;
12-pane sash at right. 1st floor: late C19 sash in left bay with remains of
original door to right; renewed 12-pane sash in right bay; small 4-pane casements
on 2nd floor. Gables with moulded kneelers and overlapped slab coping, stepped
and corniced end stacks. Left return has small window, blocked square window in
chamfered surround above and 16-pane sash to 2nd floor. Rear wing in 2 sections;
Mid C18 3-storey part (heightened in 1818) has Yorkshire sash set in blocked
doorway with chamfered surround, inserted C19 sash above, similar gable. 2-storey
part (heightened c.1880) has Yorkshire sashes and similar gable carrying small
stepped and corniced stack. Single-storey range to left not of interest.
Interior altered, walls c.1.3 metres thick. The building, although apparently
a bastle rather than a tower, appears to have been 3-storeyed from the first.
Listing NGR: NZ0265685668
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