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Former Post Office, corner of Packer Street and Fleece Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Milkstone and Deeplish, Rochdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6162 / 53°36'58"N

Longitude: -2.1575 / 2°9'27"W

OS Eastings: 389676

OS Northings: 413308

OS Grid: SD896133

Mapcode National: GBR FVCM.PF

Mapcode Global: WHB8X.TCSL

Plus Code: 9C5VJR8R+FX

Entry Name: Former Post Office, corner of Packer Street and Fleece Street

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038535

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358915

Location: Milkstone and Deeplish, Rochdale, OL16

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Milkstone and Deeplish

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rochdale St Chad, St Mary and St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 13/11/2019

SD 8913 NE
11/85

ROCHDALE,
FLEECE STREET
10, Former Post Office, corner of Packer Street and Fleece Street

(Formerly listed as County Court Building, PACKER STREET (east side))

29.03.82

GV

II
Former post office, now public house. Built in two phases; the first, comprising the northern three bays, was completed in 1875, the second phase of two bays was added after 1892 in matching style. It was probably built to a design by James Williams (1824-92), the first surveyor for post offices at the Office of Works, an office he held from 1859 to 1884. He designed very similar post offices in classical and Italianate styles at Newcastle and Stockton-on-Tees, for example.

This post office was superseded when the new post office in the Esplanade opened in 1927. The building in Packer Street later became the County Court offices (c1930s-1998) and is now (2019) a public house.

Ashlar. Five bays to Packer Street and three to Fleece Street; three storeys. Symmetrical main elevation but for door in left-hand bay. Major and minor Doric pilasters to ground floor, coupled on side facade with Doric entablature. Windows have rectangular lights over framed by consoles. First floor windows have dentil cornices and moulded architrave. Second floor has guilloche sill band, moulded architraves and heavy entablatures with Greek key and dentil detail.

Listing NGR: SD8967613308

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