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The Old Post Office, Front and Rear Walls, Gate Piers and Garage

A Grade II Listed Building in Summerhouse, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.5674 / 54°34'2"N

Longitude: -1.6888 / 1°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 420218

OS Northings: 519174

OS Grid: NZ202191

Mapcode National: GBR JHNM.5H

Mapcode Global: WHC5N.1G2D

Entry Name: The Old Post Office, Front and Rear Walls, Gate Piers and Garage

Listing Date: 20 March 1967

Last Amended: 16 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110894

Location: Summerhouse, Darlington, DL2

County: Darlington

Civil Parish: Summerhouse

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Ingleton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(North Side off)
14/86 The Old Post Office,
front and rear walls,
20/3/67 gate piers and garage
(formerly listed as
Post Office,Laurel Dene)
Shown on O.S. map as Post Office, Laurel Dene. Former Post Office now private
house; front garden wall and gate piers; rear wall and former shed now garage.
House probably C18 with alterations; mid-late C19 walls, piers and garage.
House pebble-dashed masonry, renewed pantiled roof and brick chimney stacks.
Rubble walls and ashlar piers. Coursed rubble garage with renewed pantiled
House 2 storeys, 2 windows. Openings altered in mid C19. Central door, with
4 faceted panels and 2-pane overlight, in moulded surround under hoodmould.
4-pane sashes, with intermediate glazing bars removed, have projecting sills
and scalloped wedge lintels. Steeply-pitched roof has slightly-swept eaves,
coped gables and shaped kneelers. End stacks. Boarded door and fixed 24-pane
shop window on left return.
Short 2-storey rear wing has replaced double doors, fixed 6-pane light and
boarded first-floor opening. Tall L-plan rear wall links wing to small garage
with replaced double doors and low-pitched roof.
Low front garden wall with raking return sections to house. Central pair of
gate piers with enriched pyramidal caps; similar end piers.

Listing NGR: NZ2021819174

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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