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The Post Office, and Front Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Cary, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0898 / 51°5'23"N

Longitude: -2.5143 / 2°30'51"W

OS Eastings: 364078

OS Northings: 132403

OS Grid: ST640324

Mapcode National: GBR MV.CLTG

Mapcode Global: FRA 56M7.N96

Entry Name: The Post Office, and Front Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261976

Location: Castle Cary, South Somerset, Somerset, BA7

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Castle Cary

Built-Up Area: Castle Cary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

6/43 The Post Office, and front
boundary wall

House, now Post Office. Dated 1767 in gable. Cary stone ashlar with Doulting dressings; Welsh slate roof between
stepped coped gables; brick end chimney stacks. Two storeys with attic; 5 bays, of which the centre bay projects
slightly and has a pediment. Plinth, ashlar quoins, cornice, plain parapet with moulded coping; 12-pane sash windows in
architraves; centre bay has a Venetian window to first floor, and below a 6 fielded panel door in shouldered architrave
with pediment on console brackets. Interior adapted as post office and shop on ground floor, first floor not seen.
Three metres south of building, with opening opposite door with steps up, and with returns to each end of building, a
Cary stone wall on lias base, coursed rubble with plain coping, between one and 2 metres high enclosing paved
forecourt: important in the setting of the house and in the streetscape of Bailey Hill.

Listing NGR: ST6407832403

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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