History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Old Post Office

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

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

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

Find accommodation in
Bath

Summary

A detached house, formerly three houses. Late C18 or early C19.

Description

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.

History

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.