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Lyndhurst The Post Office, Woolpit

Description: Lyndhurst The Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280891

OS Grid Reference: TL9738862435
OS Grid Coordinates: 597388, 262435
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2247, 0.8886

Location: The Street, Woolpit, Suffolk IP30 9QN

Locality: Woolpit
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9QN

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Listing Text

TL 9762
5/138 Lyndhurst and The Post
_ Office (formerly listed as
Post Office and shop and
15.11.54 two houses adjoining)
Post office with dwelling above and to rear; and a separate dwelling to right.
Built as one house in early C16 or earlier; C17 and later alterations. 2
storeys. 4 windows. The front range is in two sections: to left timber-
framed and encased in c19 brick now painted, and to right timber-framed and
weatherboarded at 1st storey with pebble-dash below. This section has an
underbuilt long-wall jetty. Plaintiled roof. Lyndhurst has c19 small-pane
sashes. The Post Office has 3-light C20 casements with leaded glazing at 1st
storey and two large C20 shop windows below. C19 4-panelled entrance door to
shop, with upper panels glazed. Half-glazed door to Lyndhurst. A high-
quality wing of 2 bays to rear of Post Office, c.1500. Timber-framed and
formerly jettied on two consecutive sides at the rear, with remains of corner
post. Much underbuilding and encasing in red brick. A C17 chimney with 3
detached octagonal shafts, and a freize of diaper patterned terracotta tiles
at the base. An early C17 oriel window with ovolo moulded mullions. Interior:
The open truss of the rear wing is of high quality: a cambered archbraced
tiebeam with one of a pair of pilaster shafts with a carved capital. An
octagonal crownpost with 4-way braces and moulded capital. The front range
has some unchamfered floor joists of medieval appearance in the Post Office.
Interior of Lyndhurst not examined.

Listing NGR: TL9739662371

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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