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Lyndhurst the Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolpit, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2247 / 52°13'29"N

Longitude: 0.8886 / 0°53'18"E

OS Eastings: 597388

OS Northings: 262435

OS Grid: TL973624

Mapcode National: GBR SJ2.HGV

Mapcode Global: VHKDF.CB3V

Plus Code: 9F426VFQ+VC

Entry Name: Lyndhurst the Post Office

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Last Amended: 18 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032582

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280891

Location: Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Woolpit

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Woolpit The Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TL 9762
5/138 Lyndhurst and The Post
_ Office (formerly listed as
Post Office and shop and
15.11.54 two houses adjoining)
Post office with dwelling above and to rear; and a separate dwelling to right.
Built as one house in early C16 or earlier; C17 and later alterations. 2
storeys. 4 windows. The front range is in two sections: to left timber-
framed and encased in c19 brick now painted, and to right timber-framed and
weatherboarded at 1st storey with pebble-dash below. This section has an
underbuilt long-wall jetty. Plaintiled roof. Lyndhurst has c19 small-pane
sashes. The Post Office has 3-light C20 casements with leaded glazing at 1st
storey and two large C20 shop windows below. C19 4-panelled entrance door to
shop, with upper panels glazed. Half-glazed door to Lyndhurst. A high-
quality wing of 2 bays to rear of Post Office, c.1500. Timber-framed and
formerly jettied on two consecutive sides at the rear, with remains of corner
post. Much underbuilding and encasing in red brick. A C17 chimney with 3
detached octagonal shafts, and a freize of diaper patterned terracotta tiles
at the base. An early C17 oriel window with ovolo moulded mullions. Interior:
The open truss of the rear wing is of high quality: a cambered archbraced
tiebeam with one of a pair of pilaster shafts with a carved capital. An
octagonal crownpost with 4-way braces and moulded capital. The front range
has some unchamfered floor joists of medieval appearance in the Post Office.
Interior of Lyndhurst not examined.

Listing NGR: TL9739662371

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