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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
Entry Name: The Old Post Office
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Last Amended: 18 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253763
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437069
Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Tawstock
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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