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Description: Ardington Post Office and Attached House
Date Listed: 25 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 250041
OS Grid Reference: SU4326388472
OS Grid Coordinates: 443263, 188472
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5934, -1.3768
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17/1 Ardington Post Office and
House and Post office. c.1895. Red brick plinth; large timber-framing with
rendered infill; old plain-tile roof; brick ridge stack to centre. "Old English"
style. Single storey and attic; 2-window range. 2 wood oriels to ground floor
with hipped roofs and glazing bars. 2 gabled half-dormers with 2-light casements
and shaped bargeboards. Left return: plank door to left. Attic jettied. Wood
oriel window with gabled roof to gable end of roof. Interior not inspected. Post
Office attached by covered walkway with wood baluster screen. Post Office:brick
plinth; old plain-tile roof. L-plan with additions. Single-storey, 3-window
range at right-angles to house. Panel door to right of centre. Irregular
fenestration of wood mullion and transom windows. History: the village shop, now
the Post Office, was established as a co-operative on the Rochdale system, by
Lord Wantage for his tenants.
(M.A. Havinden, "Estate Villages, a study of the Berkshire villages of Ardington
and Lockinge" Reading University Press)
Listing NGR: SU4326388472
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Source: English Heritage
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