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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1241810
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441053
Location: Thanet, Kent, CT9
Electoral Ward/Division: Margate Central
Built-Up Area: Margate
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TR 3570 NW
Margate General Post Office
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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