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Post Office, Doncaster

Description: Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 335075

OS Grid Reference: SE5745003276
OS Grid Coordinates: 457450, 403276
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5230, -1.1349

Location: Priory Place, Doncaster DN1 1BL

Locality: Doncaster
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN1 1BL

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Listing Text

SE 5703 SW (west side)

6/79 Post Office,
Nos 24, 25 and


Offices, now post office. c1885, built by Frederick Williams Masters, builder,
with some later alterations. Red brick with stone dressings and slate roof
with crested clay ridge tiles. Three storeys on basement; 4 bays, that to
right slightly advanced and wider, divided into 2 to ground and first floors.
Plinth with stone copings. Thin pilaster buttresses between the bays with
stone offsets, rising above the ground floor as triangular sectioned pilasters,
topped by stone finials. Two central bays have blocked 4-centred arched basement
windows with recessed panels to spandrels. Right bay has steps to recessed
double chamfered doorcase below mullioned overlight with 3 4-centred arched
lights to right and similar overlight above recessed C20 window to left.
Two centre bays have 4-light mullion and transomed windows with 4-centred
arched heads to lights. Similar window to left except with ogee tracery to
2 central lights above transom level encasing a clockface. Moulded stone
sills to 3 left-hand windows. Above, chamfered stone stringcourse. First
floor has three 4-Light mullion and double transomed 4-centred arched windows
to left hand bays, each with blind ogee tracery to head of each light and
all below continuous thin hoodmould. Two similar 3-light windows to right
hand bay, with similar hoodmould but also with stone keystones supporting
triangular sectioned pilaster buttresses which rise to either side of window
above and finish in stone finials. Below first floor windows is a double
frieze of blind panels with continuous sill stringcourse to top. Second floor
stringcourse and 4 gabled bays, all with tall 4-centred arched 3-light mullion
and transomed windows, each side light with pointed head. All with stone
keystones acting as corbels to triangular sectioned pilasters with stone finials
and all with chamfered brick hoodmoulds. Moulded copings to gables, single
stringcourse to each left hand gable and two to right hand gable. Polygonal
brick end stack to left with large stepped cornice. Interior, all C20 to
ground floor. Built as a speculative venture.

Listing NGR: SE5745003276

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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