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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6638 / 52°39'49"N

Longitude: -2.3018 / 2°18'6"W

OS Eastings: 379687

OS Northings: 307384

OS Grid: SJ796073

Mapcode National: GBR 06X.T2G

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.M94Q

Plus Code: 9C4VMM7X+G7

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 26 May 1955

Last Amended: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307786

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255321

Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SJ 70 NE

NEWPORT ROAD (north east side),
The Old Post Office

(formerly listed as The Post Office)


Entrance Lodge, now house. Late C18 or early C19, re-built to south east circa 1946. Squared and coursed sandstone, red brick to south west with stone dressings and old tile roof. Gothick Lodge partly re-built circa 1946 in a Neo-Georgian style. One and a half and two storeys.

Plinth, string course, triangular pedimented gable end to front with raised brick cornice and verge, and two stacks to rear. 1:1:1 bay rhythm; centre bay projecting with small triangular pedimented gable end, and end bays curving outwards. Leaded casements; central first floor three-light window with arched centre light, and two-light ground floor windows flanking central three-light window with carved coat of arms above.

North west front: C20 glazed door to right with Gothick traceried fanlight, and C20 doorcase with reeded pilasters and open triangular pediment; two storey canted bay to left with string course and parapet. Courtyard to rear with battlemented wall.

This was formerly the North Lodge to Tong Castle (qv) and if the now largely demolished Gothic part was late C18 it was probably by 'Capability' Brown.

Included for group value (qv. North gates and gatepiers 30 metres to South-West).

Listing NGR: SJ7968707384

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