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The Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1322 / 52°7'56"N

Longitude: -0.9883 / 0°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 469344

OS Northings: 248697

OS Grid: SP693486

Mapcode National: GBR 9W5.8Y1

Mapcode Global: VHDSH.TNCS

Entry Name: The Post Office

Listing Date: 29 July 1970

Last Amended: 14 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235181

Location: Towcester, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Towcester

Built-Up Area: Towcester

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Towcester St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

13/160 No.90 (The Post Office)
29/07/70 (Formerly listed as No.90)


Post office, formerly house. Dated 1799, altered C19 and C20. Red brick in
Flemish bond with flared headers, slate roof, brick ridge and end stacks.
Central staircase plan. 3-storey, 5-window range. Central 6-panel door with
fanlight, panelled reveals and timber surround with thin panelled pilasters and
brackets supporting deep moulded cornice. Windows have moulded rendered
surrounds. C20 windows to ground floor, 12-pane sashes to first floor and 9-pane
sashes to attic floor and stone sills with console brackets. Circular window
between ground floor left windows. Central bay breaks forward and has pediment
framing datestone in horizontal oval panel. Rendered plinth, storey bands,
moulded stone eaves cornice and string to base of pediment. Rendered chamfered
quoins to ends and central bay and stone-coped gables.

Listing NGR: SP6934448697

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