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Wadenhoe Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Wadenhoe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4408 / 52°26'27"N

Longitude: -0.5134 / 0°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 501145

OS Northings: 283580

OS Grid: TL011835

Mapcode National: GBR FY7.WJH

Mapcode Global: VHFNP.1XX7

Plus Code: 9C4XCFRP+8J

Entry Name: Wadenhoe Post Office

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424919

Location: Wadenhoe, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Wadenhoe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Wadenhoe St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

(East side)

9/229 No.13 and Wadenhoe Post Office


House, now house and shop. Early C18. Regular coursed limestone with
artificial-slate roof. Originally 3-unit plan. Single storey with attic;
3-window range of C19 and C20 casements under wood lintels. Window to far left
has glazed shop door attached. 3 hipped-eaves dormers to attic have similar
casements. Central C20 door. Brick and stone stacks at ridge. Interior has
chamfered spine beams, and remains of open fireplaces, now blocked. Wadenhoe
Office is said to be the first telegraph post office opened in an English
village; this was instituted by the Right Honourable George Ward-Hunt who was
Chancellor of the Exchequer in Disraeli's cabinet of 1868. Included for group

Listing NGR: TL0114583580

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

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