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Description: General Post Office
Date Listed: 28 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 336443
OS Grid Reference: SE1664633246
OS Grid Coordinates: 416646, 433246
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7953, -1.7488
5111 FORSTER SQUARE BD1
General Post Office
SE 1633 SE 37/150 28.3.74
1886, Sir Henry Tanner, architect (for the Post Office). Ashlar. Slate hipped roofs.
Almost symmetrical front. Two-storeys and attics. Centre block 5 windows, centre in
slight projection, ground floor rectangular openings with wide banded pilasters
supporting continuous entablature across whole building at first floor level. First
floor round-arch windows with keyblocks and continuous moulded impost the centre
window flanked by paired pilasters, above the centre in roof is segmental pedimented
gable with clock face, flanked by 2 small wooden pedimented gables, balustraded
parapet and modillion cornice steep-pitched hipped slate roof with wooden bell-
turret over centre. Flanking the centre block projecting 2-storey pavilions with
ground floor entrances, wide modillion cornice and steep-pitched hipped roofs above
main roof level. On either side there are 2 lower wings stepped back, of 3 and
2 window with mansard and hipped roof.
Listing NGR: SE1664633246
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Source: English Heritage
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