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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3505 / 50°21'1"N

Longitude: -3.5776 / 3°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 287857

OS Northings: 51255

OS Grid: SX878512

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJGB

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.N1L

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387342

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


DARTMOUTH

SX874510 SOUTH EMBANKMENT
673-1/8/229 (West side)
No.9
The Old Post Office

GV II

Offices, former Post Office. c1890. Rear plain red brick,
south side is rendered, front has rusticated ashlar plinth of
limestone, Flemish-bond red brick above with Bathstone
dressings; end stacks with brick chimneyshafts; slate roof;
double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; symmetrical 4-window front in Italianate
style. Windows are round-headed at ground- and second-floor
levels and have segmental-arch heads on the first floor, all
containing horned sashes without glazing bars. Ground floor
has a chamfered plinth over the limestone base. Originally
there were 2 round-headed front doorways, one each end, but
the right one has been blocked by a window in the same style
as the others. Left one contains original door with faceted
panels under plain fanlight. Doors and windows have Bathstone
surrounds and hoodmoulds with projecting keystones springing
from stone string courses. Stone string courses at sill level
on upper floors and stone quoins each end. Deep moulded stone
cornice and low brick parapet with stone coping. Roof parallel
to street and gable-ended. Left (south) side is rendered. It
contains 2 large sash windows under low segmental arches,
inserted C20 doorway near front and rear corner has stone
quoins.
INTERIOR: Left front doorway into ground-floor offices, but
originally into stair hall. Inserted doorway in left side wall
now to original open-well stair with turned balusters. Other
original features probably survive elsewhere.
Included for group value.


Listing NGR: SX8785751255

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