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General Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325189

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336443

Location: Bradford, BD1

County: Bradford

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

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Listing Text

1.
5111 FORSTER SQUARE BD1

General Post Office
SE 1633 SE 37/150 28.3.74

II


2.
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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