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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5598 / 50°33'35"N

Longitude: -2.4432 / 2°26'35"W

OS Eastings: 368699

OS Northings: 73436

OS Grid: SY686734

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2L9V

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RL.CYW

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381946

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


PORTLAND

SY6873 FORTUNESWELL, Fortuneswell
969-1/3/97 (South West side)
No.79
Post Office

II

Commercial building, including Post Office. Dated 1894. Yellow
brick, stone dressings and enrichments in terra-cotta, slate
roof to clay cresting. Three storeys, 2 bays about central
plaques. At second floor are paired arched plate-glass sashes
in raised surrounds with bold keystones and pilasters to a
plat cill band above similar but larger windows under a drip
mould. Ground floor has 2 windows to deep-set doors in fluted
'Doric'pilasters, and a further C19 panelled door to segmental
head with keystone, all under bold cornice with cast iron
cresting. Deep brick stacks left and right. At first floor is
a stone plaque with POST OFFICE AD 1894, and at second floor a
terracotta panel with a head flanked by swags. At eaves level,
and partly into the extrados of the second floor arches a
terra-cotta frieze with roundels, and two-course dentils.
Plain pilasters left and right to upper two floors. A very
typical brash commercial design which has remained unaltered.


Listing NGR: SY6869973436

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

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