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Description: Post Office and Archway
Date Listed: 4 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 266024
OS Grid Reference: ST5008738997
OS Grid Coordinates: 350087, 138997
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1481, -2.7149
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GLASTONBURY HIGH STREET
Post Office and Archway
Post office with attached entrance archway. 1938. Bath stone ashlar with tile
roof. Late medieval style. Two storeys, three bays. Ground floor has square
headed plank doors flanking paired 3 light mullion and transom windows with hood-
mould and central traceried panel. Above 2 light mullion and transom windows
flank 5 light mullion and transom canted oriel. Parapet with string. Steeply
pitched plain tile roof with verges. Some alterations and additions at rear but
original tall stone 'medieval' chimney stack. To right is double gate with stone
wall on either side and swept tile roof on wooden brackets over. Interior of post
office is unaltered apart from metal and glass security screen. Tudor type ribbed
doors in arched heads. Moulded plaster ceiling.
A notable and virtually unaltered example of the Post Offices' willingness to
design buildings to fit their historic environment. This building is one of
several attempts to build in character with the two genuine C15 buildings in
Glastonbury High Street. The red brick buildings in yard behind Post Office are
not of special interest.
Listing NGR: ST5008738997
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Source: English Heritage
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