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Latitude: 50.8677 / 50°52'3"N
Longitude: -2.6061 / 2°36'22"W
OS Eastings: 357441
OS Northings: 107751
OS Grid: ST574077
Mapcode National: GBR MQ.TMJT
Mapcode Global: FRA 56FT.2HV
Entry Name: The Old Post House and the Nook
Listing Date: 2 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154263
English Heritage Legacy ID: 105851
Location: Melbury Osmond, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Melbury Osmond
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Melbury Osmund with Melbury Sampford St Osmund
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 5707 VILLAGE
The Old Post
8/103 House and The Nook
Former Post Office, now private dwelling, and attached cottage. Late C17
(Post House) and mid C19 (Nook). Post House: coursed rubble-stone walls.
Thatch roof with gable ends, and a stone gable-coping at left hand. C20
rebuilt brick stacks at gable ends. Two storeys. 3 windows, 3-light stone
mullions to ground floor, originally ovolo-moulded, right window replaced
with a hollow chamfer. Separate labels over. Iron casements with lead lights.
2-light cast-iron casements to first floor with lead lights, in pegged wood
frames. Front doorway at centre with stone moulded jambs, and depressed arch
in a square head, C17. Panelled door, made up of old materials, C19. Flat
stone canopy carried on 2 stone brackets. Interior: flagstone floors,
ceiling-beams, mid-chamfered, with stepped stops, probably re-set, late C17.
Roof construction, with butt-purlins and pegged collars, renewed early C19
and with C20 raising of front pitch and consolidation. The Nook: roughcast
walls and hipped slate roof. Adjoining stack with Old Post House. Two
storeys. One window and door. 3-light cast-iron casements with glazing-bars,
wood cills. Plank door at right hand side, C20. Slate-roofed outshuts at
south end are of special interest. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.160 (16))
Listing NGR: ST5743707766
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