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Description: Post Office
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281702
OS Grid Reference: TM1268566869
OS Grid Coordinates: 612685, 266869
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2588, 1.1150
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WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD CHURCH STREET
TM 16 NW
3/117 Post Office
House and post office. Probably C16 core with C17 addition to right and C18-
Cl9 wing to rear. Little altered since C19. Timber framed, old plasterwork,
thatched roof. 3 cells. 1½ storeys. A complete set of C18 casement windows
with old square-leaded glass. To left, an early C19 canted shop window with
30 small panes. Adjacent early C19 doorway: convex reeded architrave,
dripboard on paired fluted brackets; 6-panel door in 2 leaves, the lower 2
panels flush, the upper 4 fielded. Early C19 doorway into house: reeded
architrave and cornice; 6-panel door with flush, fielded and raised and
fielded panels. Gabled timber trellis porch. 2 dormers. Internal stack and
another at right gable end. 1½-storey range to rear, including C19
weatherboarded cart shed and stables, all under a glazed black pantiled roof.
Interior. Most of timbers concealed. A chamfered ceiling beam in centre room
is probably C16. To left of stack, 2 cambered collars with remains of large
curved braces from the principal rafters. Right cell seems to be a C17
addition: some plain first floor studding, chamfered ceiling joists with small
lamb's tongue stops.
Listing NGR: TM1268566869
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Source: English Heritage
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