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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
Entry Name: The Old Post Office
Listing Date: 26 May 1955
Last Amended: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307786
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255321
Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11
Civil Parish: Tong
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
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. 1½ and 2 storeys. Plinth, string
course, triangular pedimented gable end to front with raised brick cornice
and verge, and 2 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 3-light window with arched centre
light, and 2-light ground floor windows flanking central 3-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; 2 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-
N. Pevsner. B.O.E. Shropshire, p.304;
G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 154-61.
D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe,
Waine Research Publications, 1980. Ch.3.
Listing NGR: SJ7968707384
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