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Post Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5561 / 52°33'21"N

Longitude: -0.1278 / 0°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 527023

OS Northings: 297006

OS Grid: TL270970

Mapcode National: GBR J01.QJ6

Mapcode Global: VHGKY.Q0ST

Plus Code: 9C4XHV4C+CV

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 31 July 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402675

Location: Whittlesey, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Whittlesey

Built-Up Area: Whittlesey

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Whittlesey

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Description

TL 2797; TL 2796 WHITTLESEY MARKET PLACE
(South Side)

20/109; 22/109 No. 10
31. 7.70 (Post Office)

II*


House, now the Post Office. Early C18. Brick, Flemish bond, with gauged red
brick to dressings and details. Parapetted roof with swept end parapets and
original end stacks. Double pile main range with kitchen wing at rear.
Three storeys. Symmetrical facade framed by giant corner pilasters, dentil
main cornice and divided by moulded brick bands. Ranges of five recessed
hung sashes with arched top panes in gauged arches with rusticated surrounds
and having stone sills and red brick apron panels. Central doorway with
original doorcase of broken segmental pediment on fluted pilasters with
entablature. Door now half glazed but four original raised and fielded
panels to lower half. Rear wall rendered but with similar corner pilasters
and a coved eaves. Segmental arch and open boxing to a hung sash to the
staircase window. The kitchen wing is contemporary. Possibly timber framed,
more likely brick with upper gable end framed. Steeply pitched roof. Two
storeys and attic. C20 fenestration to gable end on site of original but
with some enlargement. Later C18 addition at the rear has a C19 slate,
lean-to roof and an original panelled door. Inside: At both ground and
first floors there are original doorways with doors of eight raised and
fielded panels in segmental arches. There is a fine open-string staircase of
four flights and landings with three symmetrical balusters to each tread,
clusters of similar balusters as newels, scroll tread ends and a swept rail,
renewed. The staircase dado has raised and fielded panelling with fluted
pilasters.

Pevsner: Buildings of England, p483


Listing NGR: TL2704197003

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