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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Town, Doncaster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.523 / 53°31'22"N

Longitude: -1.1349 / 1°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 457450

OS Northings: 403276

OS Grid: SE574032

Mapcode National: GBR NWJP.2T

Mapcode Global: WHDD2.JQS1

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 5 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192815

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335075

Location: Doncaster, DN1

County: Doncaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Town

Built-Up Area: Doncaster

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Doncaster St George

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

TOWN OF DONCASTER PRIORY PLACE
SE 5703 SW (west side)

6/79 Post Office,
Nos 24, 25 and
26

GV II

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

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