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Latitude: 51.0797 / 51°4'46"N
Longitude: -4.061 / 4°3'39"W
OS Eastings: 255726
OS Northings: 133170
OS Grid: SS557331
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC1H
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KQB
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHQ+VJ
Entry Name: Liberal Club
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385115
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485577
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5533SE CROSS STREET
684-1/7/105 (North side)
Post Office (1862-1902), now club and offices. Front rebuilt
1883; basic structure may be older. Later additions at rear.
Rendered, solid walls. Slated mansard roof with 2 mid or late
C19 red brick chimneys on the ridge. Double-depth plan with
long rear wing (probably the post office sorting room) on
2 storeys with garret. 3-window range; strongly emphasised
Classical design with particular prominence given to the
right-hand, entrance bay. Ground storey rusticated and
finished with an entablature. To left, 2 windows with moulded
architraves and large triangular pedimentson consoles, the
latter set against the entablature and overlapping the second
storey windows. To right, doorway with panelled double doors
flanked by Doric columns between antae. Upper storey has
rusticated quoins to left, right-hand bay flanked by
rusticated pilasters. Front finished with entablature having
dentilled cornice and surmounted by a parapet. The 2 left-hand
windows have moulded architraves. Plain sashes at front. Some
original 6-pane sashes in rear walls of main range and wing.
INTERIOR: (as in 1988 list description) contains no visible
features of interest, but the front range could have early
features hidden under plaster.
This was the main Barnstaple Post Office before the building
of No.10 Cross Street (qv).
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple, 1837-97: 1897-: 39-40).
Listing NGR: SS5571833176
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