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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Epworth, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5259 / 53°31'33"N

Longitude: -0.8224 / 0°49'20"W

OS Eastings: 478162

OS Northings: 403891

OS Grid: SE781038

Mapcode National: GBR QWPN.RS

Mapcode Global: WHFFC.BMMV

Plus Code: 9C5XG5GH+92

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 10 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165132

Location: Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Epworth

Built-Up Area: Epworth

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Epworth St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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20/71 No 66 (Post Office)


House, now Post Office. Probably C17 origins, with C18 and later brick
encasing and infilling, mid-late C19 rebuilt south gable with shop front;
late C18 - early C19 addition to rear. Timber framing with mud-and-stud
infill (pair of wall posts and mid-rail with small section of original
infill visible on west side), largely encased and rebuilt with brick; north
extension in brick. Pantile roofs throughout. Plan: 3-room main range,
formerly with 4 bays of timber framing and lobby entry to right of centre;
room to left now shop. Stands gable-end to street. Single-storey with
attic. Street front has shop front with recessed C20 half-glazed door and
side light beneath original plain overlight, 3-light window to left with
thin transom; both door and window in pilastered surround with plain frieze
and ornate carved consoles carrying moulded cornice and hood. Pair of attic
windows above: 12-pane sash to right in flush wooden architrave with sill
beneath segmental stretcher arch, unsympathetic C20 window to left in
similar original opening. Stone and brick-coped curvilinear gable. East
front: 2 windows. Blocked original segmental-headed entrance to right of
centre. To left, a 4-pane casement beneath segmental arch, inserted C20
door and blocked segmental-headed door. To right, straight joints
indicating position of wall post, inserted C20 window beneath timber lintel,
inserted C20 door. Pair of full raking dormer windows with C20 six-pane
casements and rendered cheeks. Rendered T-plan axial stack. West side has
pair of oak wall posts (bottom sections removed) and mid-rail to bay south
of chimney, with later 4-pane casement, blocked door and brick infilling
below rail, and weatherboarding over mud-and-stud walling above. 12-pane
casement to left. Straight joint to right. Exposed wall plate. Single-
room, 2-storied north extension, now used as sorting office, has wide
inserted door beneath timber lintel, casement to left, 12-pane first-floor
sliding sash, dentilled brick eaves cornice, tumbled-in brick to raised
gables, corniced end stack to right. Interior of main range has large stack
with inglenook fireplace to left beneath arched chamfered bressumer with
later C18 - C19 moulded cornice over; chamfered spine beam to right room,
boxed-in spine beam to left. Plaster floors to first floor. 4-bay pegged
collared rafter roof with arched collars. One of the earliest surviving
vernacular buildings in the Isle of Axholme.

Listing NGR: SE7816203891

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