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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2158 / 53°12'56"N

Longitude: -2.0261 / 2°1'33"W

OS Eastings: 398356

OS Northings: 368749

OS Grid: SJ983687

Mapcode National: GBR 23B.JKL

Mapcode Global: WHBBX.VFDK

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58103

Location: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wildboarclough St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

WILDBOARCLOUGH C.P.
SJ 96 NE
3/9 The Old Post Office.
25/7/1952
GV II
House, formerly post office and postmaster's house with village hall
on upper storey; originally offices of Crag Works, early C19, with
3-storey porch probably mid C19. Of coursed sandstone rubble with
ashlar dressings and Kerridge stone-slate roof with coped gables and
small gable chimneys. 3 storeys, 7 windows with central 3-storey
porch capped with an open Doric pediment. The arched doorway has
double doors with raised ellipse-on-cross upper panels surmounted by a
radial-bar fan. Segmental pedimented recessed fixed-light 25-pane
wooden windows to upper storeys above doorway. Other window to front
and rear are of cast iron with 35 panes (lower storey, front) and 30
panes and inset casements. Steep bank to right with external stone
steps and causeway giving access to upper storey (former loading door
blocked).
Interior 4-panel doors. Cased iron I-beams. Stone stairs in walled
well, the steps later cased in softwood.

The Crag Works, of which the Old Post Office is the only surviving
part, was built as a water-powered carpet works; it was built with
Crag Hall before 1819. (Brian S Beeken, Crag Works, Wildboarclough;
Greenwoods Map 1819; Bryants Map 1831; Tithe Map 1849).


Listing NGR: SJ9835668749

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