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Post Office Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Southampton, Southampton

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Latitude: 50.8965 / 50°53'47"N

Longitude: -1.3991 / 1°23'56"W

OS Eastings: 442355

OS Northings: 110957

OS Grid: SU423109

Mapcode National: GBR RRG.CC

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.YK1

Entry Name: Post Office Building

Listing Date: 8 October 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135884

Location: Southampton, SO14

County: Southampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bargate

Built-Up Area: Southampton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

Post Office Building
SU 4210 5/192


Built in 1902 by Hawke as a Custom House which replaced the older Custom House
of 1847 (see Canute Road, Union Castle House (qv)) until the new Custom House
was built in Orchard Lane in 1965. "Wrennaissance" style. Three storeys red
brick with stone dressings, Hipped slate roof. Three projections at centre
and sides, the centre one having curved open pediment, the side ones triangular
open pediments. Twelve sashes in all with glazing bars intact. The centre
projection of 4 bays has 2 pilasters and 2 pairs of engaged columns through
first and second floors. The end projections, which are of one bay have coupled
pilasters. Stringcourse between ground and first floors. The second floor
windows are flanked by engaged Tuscan columns, the first floor windows are
in Gibbs surrounds and the ground floor windows are round-headed with keystones.
The end bays have doorcases set in round-headed arches with coupled engaged
Tuscan columns.

Listing NGR: SU4255313582

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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