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Post Office, Whitchurch Urban

Description: Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 August 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 260675

OS Grid Reference: SJ5420841611
OS Grid Coordinates: 354208, 341611
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9699, -2.6833

Location: 12 St Mary's Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1QY

Locality: Whitchurch Urban
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY13 1QY

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Listing Text

SJ 5441
8/119 No. 12 (Post Office)
13.8.70 (formerly listed as Post Office)

Wesleyan chapel, now post office. 1810, altered internally in the C20.
Rendered, or painted grey sandstone ashlar. Hipped slate roof. 2
storeys. Plinth, rusticated ground floor, floor bands, Giant Tuscan order
of pilasters with frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course, and central
steep one-bay pediment. Circular cowling on roof. 1:1:1 bays, with
central break. Outer first-floor round-arched glazing bar sashes with
plain architraves and impost blocks, and central first-floor Venetian
window with plain architrave and impost blocks. Ground-floor elliptical
arched windows (probably altered in the C20) with margin lights, 3 recessed
panels below, moulded imposts and voussoirs. Central pair of doors, each
with 3 raised and fielded panels, 3-part elliptical-arched fanlight and
wooden doorcase with Tuscan pilasters and entablature. Return fronts of
5 bays to left and 3 bays to right, each with plinth, floor band and round-
arched glazing bar sashes. Interior altered in C20. This chapel was
replaced in 1879 by Saint John's Methodist Church (q.v.) in Saint John's
Street. R.C.H.M. (England), Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses
(London, 1986), p. 236.

Listing NGR: SJ5420841611

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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