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The Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7923 / 51°47'32"N

Longitude: -3.9876 / 3°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 263017

OS Northings: 212279

OS Grid: SN630122

Mapcode National: GBR DW.Y9JW

Mapcode Global: VH4JH.T6RT

Entry Name: The Post Office

Listing Date: 10 August 1994

Last Amended: 10 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14814

Building Class: Communications

Location: Situated some 50m from The Square.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Ammanford

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

1925 Post Office, probably designed by the Office of Works, London. Neo-Georgian style typical of Post Office buildings between the wars.

Exterior

Stone ground-floor and colourwashed render above, slate roof with flat eaves, coped shouldered gables and rendered stacks. Three-storey four-window range with small-paned metal windows throughout. Four attic casement pairs under eaves with stone sills, four first-floor long 28-pane curved-headed windows with plain surrounds and stone sill, the bottom 12 panes opening as casement pair. Ground floor has a fine grey ashlar pilastrade of five broad piers with low plinths and plain moulded caps, the corner piers broader. Straight two-step entablature across with bronze letters 'Post Office Swyddfa'r Post' and shadow of previous AD 1925 date. Broad small-paned glazing over ashlar walling in three bays, in the second the walling raised slightly for posting box, and glazing bars include a circle in front of clock. Similar small-paned overlight over altered double doors in third bay. N end has two ground floor windows and one long first floor window.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of inter-war public building in a prominent location.

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