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Head Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1437 / 53°8'37"N

Longitude: -1.1947 / 1°11'40"W

OS Eastings: 453961

OS Northings: 361033

OS Grid: SK539610

Mapcode National: GBR 8F5.YKK

Mapcode Global: WHDFZ.M79S

Entry Name: Head Post Office

Listing Date: 21 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391698

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Mansfield

Town: Mansfield

Electoral Ward/Division: Portland

Built-Up Area: Mansfield

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Mansfield St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text


MANSFIELD

SK5361 CHURCH STREET
924-1/5/42 (South West side)
Head Post Office

GV II

Head post office. c1925. Brick with ashlar front; roof not
visible. Single side wall ashlar stack. Baroque Revival style.
Plain angle pilasters, moulded main cornice. 3 storeys;
8-window range of metal-framed glazing bar casements arranged
1:5:2. Slightly projecting central block, 5 windows, flanked
by entrance bays.
Main block has the upper floors articulated by giant Ionic
pilasters and flanked by rusticated strips with ornamented
capitals, carried through the cornice to form pedestals. In
each bay, a single casement with double keystone, and above, a
smaller casement with keyblock and ornamented apron.
Rusticated ground floor has moulded cornice and moulded
central doorway with keyblock and cornice. 6-pane double doors
with margin-glazed overlight, flanked by 2 large casements. 3
of these windows have posting boxes and stamp machines below
them.
Double entrance bay, to right, has 2 casements on each floor,
the upper ones smaller, all with double keystones. Below, a
round-arched cart entrance with double keystone and swept-top
wrought-iron gates.
Single entrance bay, to left, has a single casement on each
floor, the upper one smaller, with double keystones. Below, a
plain stone doorcase with keyblock and 6-panel double door.
Above it, a louvred round opening with double keystone.


Listing NGR: SK5396161033

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

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