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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawstock, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0497 / 51°2'58"N

Longitude: -4.0633 / 4°3'47"W

OS Eastings: 255472

OS Northings: 129842

OS Grid: SS554298

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.G4H4

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CB.YMJ

Plus Code: 9C3Q2WXP+VM

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 18 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437069

Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tawstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 52 NE
4/89 The Old Post Office (formerly
- listed as Post Office and Mrs
25.2.65 Alford's Cottage)


House. Formerly 2 cottages, the left side once a post office and shop. C17 with
C20 alterations. Stone rubble. Half-hipped concrete tiled roof. Front lateral
stack of stone rubble with brick shaft.
Original plan obscured by later alterations, probably a 2 room cottage to right with
small lower end and hall to right heated by lateral stack with winder staircase in
outshut to rear of hall. Single room cottage to left formerly the Post Office with
blocked staircase to rear between front room and rear gable-ended service wing
creating overall L-shaped plan. The ground floor partition wall between the 2
cottages has been removed creating one larger room from the single room cottage and
lower end of right hand cottage.
2 storeys. 2 window range. C20 fenestration. Porch at right end with gabled slate
roof. C19 2 light casement 4 panes per light above.
Interior wide chamfered cross beam with hollow step stops to lower end of right
hand cottage. Remaining ground floor beams and fireplace lintel boxed in or
plastered over. C17 stop-chamfered doorways to head of each staircase. Chamfered
beam to rear wing. Access to roofspace over hall of right end cottage only. Single
truss with steeply cranked typical C17 lap-jointed collar and 2 tiers of threaded
purlins. Feet of single truss visible to rear wing have short curved feet.

Listing NGR: SS5547229842

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