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Old Post Office Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Neath, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6617 / 51°39'42"N

Longitude: -3.8069 / 3°48'24"W

OS Eastings: 275120

OS Northings: 197423

OS Grid: SS751974

Mapcode National: GBR H2.6K54

Mapcode Global: VH4K5.YHTJ

Entry Name: Old Post Office Building

Listing Date: 5 January 1989

Last Amended: 5 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11827

Building Class: Communications

Location: On the street line opposite the junction with Alfred Street and adjoining the present Post Office.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Neath (Castell-nedd)

Community: Neath

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1927 showing influence of Queen Anne Revival.

Exterior

Two storey and attic 4 window, irregular stonework laid to courses. Steeply pitched modern slate roof, shouldered raking gable parapets. Moulded stone cornice dropped below eaves level, incorporating lander with contemporary rainwater goods to ends. Dated 1927 to waterheads.

Four hipped dormers to attic, slightly swept slate roofs, slated cheeks, lead valleys. Nine pane horned sashes in flush frames.

Four, 15 pane horned sash windows to first floor, flush frames; regular stone voussoirs, stone sills. Ventilation blocks set below sills.

Three bay ashlar arcade flanked by doorways to ground floor. Moulded round arches with keystones, resting on corniced impost band. Ashlar masonry plinth, small paned around arched windows recessed under arches. Doorway to extreme left and right.

Stone voussoirs, with stressed keystones. Panelled double doors.

Reasons for Listing

Contemporary wall post box to right of left hand doorway.

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