Description: Old Post Office
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281680
OS Grid Reference: TM1257066732
OS Grid Coordinates: 612570, 266732
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2577, 1.1132
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TM 16 NW
3/95 Nos. 1 & 2, Old Post
Former farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. C16 with mid C20 renovation. Timber
framed and rendered. Thatched roof, hipped over service end to right. 3-
cell form. 2 storeys and attic. 4 windows, mid C20 2-light casements without
glazing bars. Former entrance porch below stack, the door now replaced by a
window. Matching mid C20 doorways to left and right, each with plank door and
a flanking full-height window. Stack has rebuilt axial shaft. Interior.
Considerably modernised. Some good quality studding in hall and chamber
above, with evidence for original windows. Hall has chamfered-joist ceiling,
the main beam with broach stop-chamfers at one end. Mutilated moulded lintol
over hall fireplace. Service partition removed and replaced by later studded
cross-partition in lower bay of hall. Queen-post roof. Use as post office
ceased in 1884.
Listing NGR: TM1257066732
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