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Post Office and Archway

A Grade II Listed Building in Glastonbury, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1481 / 51°8'52"N

Longitude: -2.7149 / 2°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 350087

OS Northings: 138997

OS Grid: ST500389

Mapcode National: GBR MK.7XNB

Mapcode Global: VH8B3.WDLR

Entry Name: Post Office and Archway

Listing Date: 4 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266024

Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Glastonbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

GLASTONBURY HIGH STREET
ST 5038
(A39)
(north side)
8/229
Post Office and Archway
GV II
Post office with attached entrance archway. 1938. Bath stone ashlar with tile
roof. Late medieval style. Two storeys, three bays. Ground floor has square
headed plank doors flanking paired 3 light mullion and transom windows with hood-
mould and central traceried panel. Above 2 light mullion and transom windows
flank 5 light mullion and transom canted oriel. Parapet with string. Steeply
pitched plain tile roof with verges. Some alterations and additions at rear but
original tall stone 'medieval' chimney stack. To right is double gate with stone
wall on either side and swept tile roof on wooden brackets over. Interior of post
office is unaltered apart from metal and glass security screen. Tudor type ribbed
doors in arched heads. Moulded plaster ceiling.

A notable and virtually unaltered example of the Post Offices' willingness to
design buildings to fit their historic environment. This building is one of
several attempts to build in character with the two genuine C15 buildings in
Glastonbury High Street. The red brick buildings in yard behind Post Office are
not of special interest.


Listing NGR: ST5008738997

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