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Post Office and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7597 / 53°45'34"N

Longitude: -2.6995 / 2°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 353980

OS Northings: 429484

OS Grid: SD539294

Mapcode National: GBR T9X.SB

Mapcode Global: WH85M.HRRM

Plus Code: 9C5VQ852+V6

Entry Name: Post Office and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392088

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/11/200 (North side)
27/09/79 Post Office and attached railings


Post office. 1901-03, altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roofs.
Large rectangular plan. Mixed Renaissance and Jacobean style.
Three storeys with basement and attic, 1:5:1 windows,
symmetrical, the outer bays breaking forwards slightly and
finished with tall shaped gables; with impost band and cornice
to ground floor, string course over 1st floor, dentilled
cornice and blind-arcaded parapet. The ground floor has a
central doorway protected by a porch with banded pilasters and
segmental pediment with carving, and large round-headed
windows with keyed moulded heads; the 1st floor has 5
cross-windows in the centre with pilastered and pedimented
architraves, and mullion-and-transom 6-light windows at the
ends, with raised pilastered architraves (linked with those of
similar windows above) and the friezes with panels lettered
"ER"; the 2nd floor has similar transomed windows throughout;
the shaped gables, elaborately ornamented, have Diocletion
windows, and the steeply-pitched roof has 5 dormers with
semicircular pediments. The gable walls are in similar style,
and the long 9-window ranges continued beyond have
round-headed windows at ground floor and transomed 6-light
windows above, the east side regular but the west side more
elaborately articulated and with an open-segmental pediment
over the centre, with a shield of arms, and a basement
protected by attached wrought-iron railings. Rear covered by
attached former Fish Market (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5398029484

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