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The Old Post House Including Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9512 / 50°57'4"N

Longitude: -4.0885 / 4°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 253395

OS Northings: 118936

OS Grid: SS533189

Mapcode National: GBR KP.NB37

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BL.F0V

Plus Code: 9C2QXW26+FJ

Entry Name: The Old Post House Including Front Railings

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91865

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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18/254 The Old Post House including front
- railings


House, forms Post Office and postmaster's house. Dated 1877 built for the Honourable
Mark George Kerr Rolle. Brown-coloured snecked local stone with decorative use of
cream and red brick (e.g. quoins of alternate cream and red brick); stone stacks with
brick chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: L-plan house. The front block faces east and has a 2-room plan with central
entrance hall. The left room has a rear lateral stack and its front is canted back
at 45 degrees. 1-room plan block projects to rear of the left end and has a
projecting gable-end stack. 2 storeys.
Exterior: Regular but not symmetrical 1:2 - window front. The windows have pointed
segmental arches of cream brick and sides of alternate cream and red brick quoins.
They contain original timber mullion-and-transom windows with glazing bars. The
first floor windows are gabled half dormers. Front doorway has a similar pointed
segmental arch and now contains a C20 panelled door. Cream brick platband at first
floor level. The canted bay is gabled and contains a sandstone plaque at the top
carved with Rolle arms and dated 1877. The gable has open shaped bargeboards and
there are similar versions to the half dormers. The roof of both blocks are gable-
Interior: not inspected.
A narrow strip of ground along the front is enclsoed by original cast iron railings;
plain railings and bulbous standards with fleur-de-lys finials. Original gate in the
same style.
This house along with the Church of St Giles (q.v.) and most of the other houses in
the village were rebuilt by the Honourable Mark George Kerr Rolle shortly after the
rebuilding of Stevenstone Court (q.v.), now ruined.

Listing NGR: SS5327719008

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