Description: Post Office Vaults Public House
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251200
OS Grid Reference: SU3988987911
OS Grid Coordinates: 439889, 187911
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5886, -1.4256
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WANTAGE MARKET PLACE
SU3987NE (East side)
9/104 No.50 (Post Office Vaults
22/04/50 Public House) and No.51
Inn, now public house and shop. c,1730, refronted c.1760. Flemish bond brick;
old tile roof; brick stack. Encloses small yard, now blocked off. 3 storeys;
4-window range. Late C19 ground-floor front to No.50, flat brick arches over
blocked cellar windows to right; Venetian window with Doric columns and early
C18 sashes above, and keyed gauged brick semi-circular arches over early C18
sashes to left. Second floor has gauged brick flat arches to left and soldier
arches to right over sashes. Parapet. Hipped and half-hipped roof; ridge stacks.
Right side wall has similar semi-circular arch over sash. Left side wall of
2-window range has semi-circular arch with impost blocks to mid C19 door, early
C19 and mid C19 border sashes, early C18 sash to top left. No.51, to right, is
early C18 similar 1 x 1 block with semi-circular arches over similar first-floor
sashes in yellow brick jambs. Rear wall has corbelled out lateral stack and mid
C19 stuccoed porch. Interior: C18 cornices and early C18 two-panelled doors.
Early C18 six-panelled door from enclosed internal yard to rear right room of
No.50, which has panelled dado and panelling of c.1730, probably reset, in
partition dividing No.51 to right. Early C18 quarter-turn staircase to right of
No.50 has turned vase balusters on open string and panelled dado. First-floor
room to left has round-headed doorways arid cupboards with panelled reveals;
similar round-headed doorway to right room of No.50 with 3-panelled door. Early
C18 winder stairs to second floor.
Listing NGR: SU3989587935
Source: English Heritage
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