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Head Post Office, County Square, Paisley

A Category B Listed Building in Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8468 / 55°50'48"N

Longitude: -4.4247 / 4°25'28"W

OS Eastings: 248289

OS Northings: 664174

OS Grid: NS482641

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.4P70

Mapcode Global: WH3P6.098K

Plus Code: 9C7QRHWG+P4

Entry Name: Head Post Office, County Square, Paisley

Listing Name: County Square, Head Post Office

Listing Date: 27 March 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384444

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38952

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Town: Paisley

Electoral Ward: Paisley East and Central

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

1893 and later. W W Robertson, architect. Board of Works. 2 storey, 10-bay range in Tudor Gothic style: 3-storey and attic to south in Art Nouveau style dated 1912. W T Oldrieve, architect Office of Works. Ashlar. 2-storey range has 8 symmetrical bays with mullioned and transomed windows set in panels to each floor; 2 pairs of lights at ground 3-lights to 1st floor in each bay. Fretted parapet band over ground floor. Eaves cornice and battlemented parapet with pinnacles, raised over 2 centre bays for clockface.

2 bays at right under finialled gable with facetted angle turret, door has ogival 2 transomed tympanum and 2 light window to right. Carved 1st floor windows hoodmoulded. Return elevation similarly detailed but

modern, flat-headed pend to ground. Slate roof with triple end stack to rear gable.

1912 extension 3-storey and attic block with 3 bays to County Square, 1

splayed corner bay and 4 bays to County Place, alternately wide and narrow. Former main entrance to corner with moulded and carved segmentally headed doorway. Another segmentally headed doorway to end bay County Place. Variety of mullioned and transomed windows. Canted oriels rising 2 floors, 1 to County Square. Parapet raised over splayed bay and gables to oriel bays. Return to County Place has similarly detailed 1st and 2nd floor windows and 2 gabletted dormers raised through eaves. Tall wallhead panelled stack, dated 1912; to west bay with "cap house" detail.

Slate roof with straight skews except to crowstepped cap house.

Statement of Interest

The 7 bays to the right are the earliest.

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