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Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Down, Bath and North East Somerset

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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

Grade: II

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

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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.

Reasons for Listing

* 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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