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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9144 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8668 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 340476

OS Northings: 224338

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKJD

Mapcode Global: VH78X.849S

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24138

Location: In the centre of Grosmont, some 40m N of St Nicholas's Church. Shop and adjoining house are to S of road.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A building with C17 origins, substantially rebuilt in the early C19 to form a shop and house.

Exterior

Whitewashed rubble; C20 tile roof, brick stacks. Shop and small house form two storey range. First floor has four 12-pane sash windows; thin stone sills. Ground floor has (l to r) 16-pane sash, 6-panel door, 3 12 3 pane canted bay window, C20 door to shop and similar canted bay on right.

Interior

Ground floor of shop has deeply chamfered ceiling beams with hollow and fillet (Wern-hir) stops. Fixed to ceiling are C19 metal plates with pendant hooks, formerly used for hanging paraffin lamps. Ground floor entry to adjoining house is into entrance passage with rear service rooms (ahead), 6-panel door to living room (left), and C19 stair (right). First floor has large open landing around stair well, adjoining back corridor retains lateral brick fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved early C19 village shop. Important group value with St Nicholas's Church and other listed buildings in centre of Grosmont.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard
    At the boundary of a gently sloping churchyard, some 120m N of the transept of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • II Gentle Jane
    Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.
  • II Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.
  • II The Old Greyhound
    In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Woodview
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, next the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Castle House
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, beside the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • I Church of St Nicholas
    In the centre of Grosmont in a large, gently sloping churchyard which contains a range of well-preserved memorials and chest tombs.

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