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Margate General Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Margate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3879 / 51°23'16"N

Longitude: 1.3828 / 1°22'58"E

OS Eastings: 635457

OS Northings: 170854

OS Grid: TR354708

Mapcode National: GBR WZS.VVP

Mapcode Global: VHLG6.XCDX

Plus Code: 9F3399QM+44

Entry Name: Margate General Post Office

Listing Date: 8 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441053

Location: Thanet, Kent, CT9

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Margate Central

Built-Up Area: Margate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Description

MARGATE
TR 3570 NW
CECIL SQUARE
1/339
Margate General Post Office
II

Purpose built Post Office building. Built in 1910 in Neo-Classical style.
Built of brick with Portland? stone dressings and slate roof. Cecil Square
elevation is of 3 storeys and attics, 6 windows. Roof hipped to one end with
2 tall brick chimney stacks, metal weathervane and 5 flat roofed dormers.
Elaborate stone balustrading with modillion cornice below. End window bays
project slightly with giant Ionic pilasters between 1st and 2nd floors.
1st floor windows are 9 pane sashes with horns and shouldered architraves with
wide keystones and aprons. 1st floor end windows are 12 paned sashes with horns.
End windows have cornices with wide keystones. Centre windows have tall open
pedimented hoods with elaborate keystones. Ground floor is rusticated and has
4 windows with top opening lights and 2 double doorcases with rectangular fan-
lights. Elaborate stone scrolled shield at corner. Elevation to Union Crescent
has 2 bays with similar treatment to the main front and a further part, the old
sorting office, in similar materials but of 3 storeys and attics of lower eleva-
tion. Attic storey has 3 curved pedimented headed dormers, there are 4 triple
windows to the lower floors and the ground floor is rusticated.


Listing NGR: TR3545770854

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