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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9699 / 52°58'11"N

Longitude: -2.6833 / 2°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 354208

OS Northings: 341611

OS Grid: SJ542416

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.JW62

Mapcode Global: WH89H.RMF2

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 13 August 1970

Last Amended: 1 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260675

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 5441
8/119 No. 12 (Post Office)
13.8.70 (formerly listed as Post Office)

Wesleyan chapel, now post office. 1810, altered internally in the C20.
Rendered, or painted grey sandstone ashlar. Hipped slate roof. 2
storeys. Plinth, rusticated ground floor, floor bands, Giant Tuscan order
of pilasters with frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course, and central
steep one-bay pediment. Circular cowling on roof. 1:1:1 bays, with
central break. Outer first-floor round-arched glazing bar sashes with
plain architraves and impost blocks, and central first-floor Venetian
window with plain architrave and impost blocks. Ground-floor elliptical
arched windows (probably altered in the C20) with margin lights, 3 recessed
panels below, moulded imposts and voussoirs. Central pair of doors, each
with 3 raised and fielded panels, 3-part elliptical-arched fanlight and
wooden doorcase with Tuscan pilasters and entablature. Return fronts of
5 bays to left and 3 bays to right, each with plinth, floor band and round-
arched glazing bar sashes. Interior altered in C20. This chapel was
replaced in 1879 by Saint John's Methodist Church (q.v.) in Saint John's
Street. R.C.H.M. (England), Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses
(London, 1986), p. 236.

Listing NGR: SJ5420841611

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