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The Post Office, and Front Boundary Wall, Castle Cary

Description: The Post Office, and Front Boundary Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261976

OS Grid Reference: ST6407832403
OS Grid Coordinates: 364078, 132403
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0898, -2.5143

Location: Market Place, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7AD

Locality: Castle Cary
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA7 7AD

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Listing Text

6/43 The Post Office, and front
boundary wall

House, now Post Office. Dated 1767 in gable. Cary stone ashlar with Doulting dressings; Welsh slate roof between
stepped coped gables; brick end chimney stacks. Two storeys with attic; 5 bays, of which the centre bay projects
slightly and has a pediment. Plinth, ashlar quoins, cornice, plain parapet with moulded coping; 12-pane sash windows in
architraves; centre bay has a Venetian window to first floor, and below a 6 fielded panel door in shouldered architrave
with pediment on console brackets. Interior adapted as post office and shop on ground floor, first floor not seen.
Three metres south of building, with opening opposite door with steps up, and with returns to each end of building, a
Cary stone wall on lias base, coursed rubble with plain coping, between one and 2 metres high enclosing paved
forecourt: important in the setting of the house and in the streetscape of Bailey Hill.

Listing NGR: ST6407832403

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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