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Latitude: 53.7953 / 53°47'42"N
Longitude: -1.7488 / 1°44'55"W
OS Eastings: 416646
OS Northings: 433246
OS Grid: SE166332
Mapcode National: GBR JLK.02
Mapcode Global: WHC99.3VJV
Entry Name: General Post Office
Listing Date: 28 March 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325189
English Heritage Legacy ID: 336443
Location: Bradford, BD1
Electoral Ward/Division: City
Built-Up Area: Bradford
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Peter Bradford
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
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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