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The Old Post Office, Tong

Description: The Old Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 255321

OS Grid Reference: SJ7968707384
OS Grid Coordinates: 379687, 307384
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6638, -2.3018

Location: Newport Road, Tong, Shropshire TF11 8PW

Locality: Tong
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8PW

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Listing Text

(North-East side)

6/32 The Old Post Office (formerly
26/5/55 listed as The Post Office).


Entrance Lodge, now house. Late C18 or early C19, re-built to South-
East circa 1946. Squared and coursed sandstone, red brick to South-West
with stone dressings and old tile roof. GothickLodge partly re-built
circa 1946 in a Neo-Georgian style. 1½ and 2 storeys. Plinth, string
course, triangular pedimented gable end to front with raised brick cornice
and verge, and 2 stacks to rear. 1:1:1 bay rhythm; centre bay projecting
with small triangular pedimented gable end, and end bays curving outwards.
Leaded casements; central first floor 3-light window with arched centre
light, and 2-light ground floor windows flanking central 3-light window
with carved coat of arms above. North-West front: C20 glazed door to right
with Gothicktraceried fanlight, and C20 doorcase with reeded pilasters
and open triangular pediment; 2 storey canted bay to left with string
course and parapet. Courtyard to rear with battlemented wall. This was
formerly the North Lodge to Tong Castle (qv) and if the now largely
demolished Gothic part was late C18 it was probably by 'Capability' Brown.
Included for group value (qv. North gates and gatepiers 30 metres to South-
West). N. Pevsner. B.O.E. Shropshire, p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong
and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 154-61. D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe,
Waine Research Publications, 1980. Ch.3.

Listing NGR: SJ7968707384

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Source: English Heritage

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