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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Camelford, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6005 / 50°36'1"N

Longitude: -4.7023 / 4°42'8"W

OS Eastings: 208861

OS Northings: 81350

OS Grid: SX088813

Mapcode National: GBR N3.CHZB

Mapcode Global: FRA 171H.1VM

Plus Code: 9C2QJ72X+63

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68491

Location: Camelford, Cornwall, PL32

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camelford

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lanteglos by Camelford

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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House. Circa early C17, remodelled in late C19. Stone rubble, rendered on front
elevation. Rag slate roof with gable ends and gable end to higher wing on rear
right. Large stone rubble stack with brick shaft asymmetrically set in right hand
gable end, large stone rubble stack with brick shaft asymmetrically placed in rear
right hand wing and C20 rendered brick shaft to rear lateral stack heating left hand
Plan: considerably altered and the original arrangement is uncertain. The existing
house has a 2 room range facing the road, entrance near centre, the left hand room
heated by a rear lateral stack and the right hand room by a gable end stack. Wing of
1-room plan to rear right, heated by gable end stack. The earlier house may have
been of 2 room plan comprising the existing rear wing and the front right hand room.
The roof trusses appear to indicate that the house originally had a gable end to the
road although the weathering on the right hand gable end stack appears to indicate
that the stack has always been gabled although originally in the centre rather than
asymmetrically placed. It is therefore uncertain whether the earlier house continued
in its present 'L' shaped plan, the left hand room rebuilt on the site of an earlier
range or whether the left hand room is an addition and the house has been
reorientated and the roof remodelled. Stair projection, probably for newel stair
(removed) in angle of left hand room and rear right hand wing.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Regular 3 window front with 4-pane sashes and circa late C19
glazed porch. Right hand side elevation of rear wing with lintel of 2-light mullion
window the opening remodelled. Gable end of rear wing has a hollow chamfered
surrounding to a 2-light mullion window in the first floor.
Interior : considerably altered with C20 chimney-pieces and circa late C19 stair.
Roof structure partly replaced. Trusses of circa late C17 or early C18 lapped and
pegged at the apices, remodelled when the ridge to the rear wing was raised. Roof
structure above left hand room not accessible.

Listing NGR: SX0886181350

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