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A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.789 / 53°47'20"N

Longitude: -2.2451 / 2°14'42"W

OS Eastings: 383952

OS Northings: 432551

OS Grid: SD839325

Mapcode National: GBR DSRM.RG

Mapcode Global: WHB83.H142

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 29 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467068

Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Daneshouse with Stoneyholme

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


BURNLEY

SD8332NE HARGREAVES STREET
906-1/15/70 (North side)
29/09/77 Post Office

GV II

Post office. 1900. By the Office of Works (special advisor,
Norman Shaw); altered. Red brick in Flemish bond with liberal
dressings of buff terracotta imitating stone, a plinth of grey
granite, and a steeply-pitched roof of red tiles. Elaborate
Flemish Renaissance style. Square plan with short rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 3:3:3 windows, symmetrical
except at ground floor; with a plinth grey granite, ground
floor of terracotta "ashlar", 3 terracotta bands to each upper
floor, a prominent modillioned cornice with egg-and-dart
enrichment, broken in the centre by a tall steeply-pitched
gable with flanking finials and finished with an
open-segmental-pedimented feature. The ground floor has 3
round-headed openings in the centre, the 1st being a doorway
with an elaborate surround including a granite architrave and
a prominent segmental canopy carried on a pair of granite
columns with Ionic sandstone caps, and the other 2 being
windows with run-out voussoirs and elongated keystones;
coupled square-headed windows flanking the centre, a
single-light window to the right, and a smaller doorway to the
left, all with Gibbs surrounds and this doorway with a keyed
oculus above it. At 1st floor the centre has windows arranged
2:1:2 in an elaborate architrave with Ionic semi-columns and
pilasters, and an open pediment to the centre containing a
triple keystone enriched with a swag, and the outer bays have
windows with moulded architraves with triple keystones and
floating open pediments alternately segmental and triangular.
The 2nd floor has smaller windows with similarly enriched
architraves but no pediments. All these windows are sashed,
with glazing bars. The central gable has 2 bands and a central
cartouche containing an oval window; and is flanked by shallow
flat-roofed 6-light dormers.
INTERIOR not inspected.


Listing NGR: SD8395232551

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

Description


BURNLEY

SD8332NE HARGREAVES STREET
906-1/15/70 (North side)
29/09/77 Post Office

GV II

Post office. 1900. By the Office of Works (special advisor,
Norman Shaw); altered. Red brick in Flemish bond with liberal
dressings of buff terracotta imitating stone, a plinth of grey
granite, and a steeply-pitched roof of red tiles. Elaborate
Flemish Renaissance style. Square plan with short rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 3:3:3 windows, symmetrical
except at ground floor; with a plinth grey granite, ground
floor of terracotta "ashlar", 3 terracotta bands to each upper
floor, a prominent modillioned cornice with egg-and-dart
enrichment, broken in the centre by a tall steeply-pitched
gable with flanking finials and finished with an
open-segmental-pedimented feature. The ground floor has 3
round-headed openings in the centre, the 1st being a doorway
with an elaborate surround including a granite architrave and
a prominent segmental canopy carried on a pair of granite
columns with Ionic sandstone caps, and the other 2 being
windows with run-out voussoirs and elongated keystones;
coupled square-headed windows flanking the centre, a
single-light window to the right, and a smaller doorway to the
left, all with Gibbs surrounds and this doorway with a keyed
oculus above it. At 1st floor the centre has windows arranged
2:1:2 in an elaborate architrave with Ionic semi-columns and
pilasters, and an open pediment to the centre containing a
triple keystone enriched with a swag, and the outer bays have
windows with moulded architraves with triple keystones and
floating open pediments alternately segmental and triangular.
The 2nd floor has smaller windows with similarly enriched
architraves but no pediments. All these windows are sashed,
with glazing bars. The central gable has 2 bands and a central
cartouche containing an oval window; and is flanked by shallow
flat-roofed 6-light dormers.
INTERIOR not inspected.


Listing NGR: SD8395232551

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