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The Old Post Office and the Post Box

A Grade II Listed Building in East Ogwell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.519 / 50°31'8"N

Longitude: -3.638 / 3°38'16"W

OS Eastings: 283973

OS Northings: 70081

OS Grid: SX839700

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.0M0T

Mapcode Global: FRA 378P.GHP

Plus Code: 9C2RG996+HR

Entry Name: The Old Post Office and the Post Box

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84289

Location: Ogwell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ogwell

Built-Up Area: East Ogwell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ogwell St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/12 The Old Post Office and
- The Post Box


Pair of cottages. Probably a single farmhouse originally. Late C16 or C17 with
the rear wing of The Old Post Office perhaps a later addition; C20 addition behind
The Post Box. Main range is of lightly rendered stone with no straight joint in
the front wall between the cottages. Slated and thatched roof. Probably of 3-room
and through-passage plan originally, the left-hand end (containing passage and
lower room) now called The Old Post Office, the right-hand end (containing hall and
inner room or parlour) now called The Post Box. 2 storeys, but with noticeably
higher eaves-level at The Post Box; rear projections single-storeyed. Old Post
Office has slated roof, flipped at left-hand end, to main range, and corrugated-iron
roof to rear wing. Doorway to right of front wall with late C19 or early C20 lean-
to porch. To left of doorway a projecting stone stack with set-offs and tapered
top, a later brick shaft built on to one side of it. Irregular fenestration,
consisting of C20 wood casements. 2 ground-storey windows to left of stack, 1
second-storey window above doorway and another at far left-hand end. A panel of
slate-hanging above window left of stack. Small brick stack rising from left-hand
gable-well. Few internal features; ground-storey room has very roughly chamfered
ceiling-beams and main fireplace with segmental brick arch of headers. Roof mostly
reconstructed; surviving principal rafter has threaded purlin and halved collar
with shaped end. Post Box has thatched roof with chimney-stack in each gable. To
left, heavy stone stack (backing on to through-passage internally) with added shaft
on top; to right, brick stack of C19 or later. Front two windows wide. Ground-
storey windows enlarged C20, but with small-paned glazing. Wood casements to
second-storey windows, C20 to left, C19 to right. At left-hand of ground storey, a
rectangular projection, probably an oven. Internally, the former hall has
chamfered ceiling-beams and the fireplace a chamfered wood lintel with straight-cut
stops. Roof not inspected; trusses have plain feet, now cased.

Listing NGR: SX8397370081

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