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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Milkstone and Deeplish, Rochdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6165 / 53°36'59"N

Longitude: -2.1592 / 2°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 389562

OS Northings: 413340

OS Grid: SD895133

Mapcode National: GBR FVCM.B9

Mapcode Global: WHB8X.SCZC

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Last Amended: 1 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358882

Location: Rochdale, OL16

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Milkstone and Deeplish

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rochdale St Chad, St Mary and St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/07/2018

SD 8913 SE
11/54

ROCHDALE
THE ESPLANADE (North west side)
The Old Post Office

(Formerly listed as Post Office)

GV
II
Former post office, designed 1911, opened 1927. C.P. Wilkinson. Portland stone with Westmorland slate roof. L-shaped plan with single storey appendage to rear enclosing a yard. In a restrained Baroque style.

Two storeys plus attic with a nine bay facade, the central seven being brought forward. The ground floor is rusticated, has a projecting plinth, semi-circular headed openings with coved surrounds and large 'S' shaped scroll keystones. The first floor sash windows have architraves, and sills and cornices supported by console brackets. Rusticated quoins and a modillion eaves cornice with egg and tongue moulding and carved lion heads. Steeply pitched roof with pedimented dormer windows. The side elevations are treated similarly but in a more restrained manner. Many of the internal fittings and finishes remain intact.

A similar building was to be erected on the other side of the War Memorial (q.v.) but was abandoned due to cost.

Listing NGR: SD8956213340

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

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