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Telephone Call-box in front of Fron Post Office Stores

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5697 / 52°34'10"N

Longitude: -3.2119 / 3°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 317961

OS Northings: 297559

OS Grid: SO179975

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.C9WG

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.MNRX

Entry Name: Telephone Call-box in front of Fron Post Office Stores

Listing Date: 28 August 1990

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 8695

Building Class: Communications

Location: Set to rear of wide pavement on corner with by-road over canal bridge. Backs onto left side of the brick frontage of the Post Office Stores.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Fron

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

K6 type square, red kiosk of cast-iron construction to the standard design of Giles Gilbert Scott. architect, of London. Design introduced by GPO in 1936; this example dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Foundry plate inscribed: MacFarlane & Co Ltd, Saracen Foundry, Glasgow''.

Exterior

Domed roof with four lunettes containing embossed crowns over red lettered opals and ventilation slits. Raised surrounds to sides and door with marginal bars to horizontal glazing. Blank rear, moulded plinth.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its excellent location in front of a listed building (Tan y Fron and Post Office Stores).

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  • II Post Office Stores
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Tan-y-Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Bridge 137 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Carries the by-road which leaves the A483 on the W side alongside the Post Office Stores at Fron.
  • II Bridge Cottage
    Situated immediately alongside the River Severn and approached via a by-road which leaves the A483 to the E at Fron.
  • II Maes Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road, approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores. The Montgomeryshire Canal runs immediately to the rear of the cottage.
  • II Bridge 139 over The Montgomeryshire Canal
    Berriew
  • II Brick Shed alongside Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores.
  • II Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 0.3km approx. S of Fron Post Office Stores.

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