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Latitude: 51.3591 / 51°21'32"N
Longitude: -2.3478 / 2°20'52"W
OS Eastings: 375880
OS Northings: 162284
OS Grid: ST758622
Mapcode National: GBR 0QQ.M8J
Mapcode Global: VH96T.835F
Entry Name: Old Post Office
Listing Date: 14 December 2011
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1406073
Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA2
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Electoral Ward/Division: Combe Down
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Bath
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
A detached house, formerly three houses. Late C18 or early C19.
MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar and dressed stone with a double Roman tile or concrete tile roof.
PLAN: The building is set on a former quarry edge, with the main range in two storeys to the street, but developing to three storeys and high basement wall at the rear, south side, and with a small gabled single-storey service building to the left. To the right of the main range, and at an angle to the second unit, is a former separate dwelling, in ashlar block and concrete tile roof, set on rock foundations at higher level than first unit.
EXTERIOR: The principal range has two twelve-pane sashes in flush dressed surrounds over large sixteen-pane, and a former shop-front in six large panes, with a panelled door, under a simple fascia, with to the left a panelled door under a slab hood on brackets. Cavetto cornice, with blocking course and parapet, returned to coped gables, and a very deep but narrow two-stage central ashlar stack. The rear has two twelve-pane sashes at three levels, and deep plain walling below. Adjacent range has a four-pane sash at each level, and a blocked doorway to the left. Each gable has a small stack, and the rear has two plain sashes at two levels.
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
The building is formerly three houses that were constructed in the late C18 or early C19 and located on the edge of a former quarry.
* Architectural interest: a good example of late-C18 or early-C19 former cottages that reflect the vernacular traditions of the area;
* Historic interest: although altered, the history of the building and its original form remain legible.
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