History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenavon, Torfaen

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.7722 / 51°46'20"N

Longitude: -3.0858 / 3°5'9"W

OS Eastings: 325173

OS Northings: 208731

OS Grid: SO251087

Mapcode National: GBR F2.ZK6C

Mapcode Global: VH79C.GQH8

Plus Code: 9C3RQWC7+VM

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 9 February 1995

Last Amended: 9 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15279

Building Class: Communications

Location: Prominently situated at the south end of the town on the west side of Prince Street, opposite the junction with Ivor Street.

County: Torfaen

Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)

Community: Blaenavon

Built-Up Area: Blaenavon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Tagged with: Post office

Find accommodation in


The building dates from 1937 and is similar in design to, although larger than, the Post Office at Blackwood.


Deep roofed Queen Anne Revival building, on a rectangular plan, with extensions to rear. Symmetrical 2-storey, 5-window main facade, with roughcast render, dressed stone quoins and a marble plinth. All the windows are square-headed sashes with horned small-pane glazing. Hipped roof is of a conspicuous Cumbrian green slate.

At ground floor, the central pedimented doorway has a 'Gibbs Surround', the keystone of which is inscribed 'GR 1937'. The six panel wooden door has a rectangular fanlight with decorative glazing bars. Above the pediment the words 'POST OFFICE' are in relief white lettering. Far right ground floor window drops to ground level at its centre and has a clockface set into its upper sash. Deep wooden eaves cornice with dentils.


Many of the internal fittings remain on the ground floor, including polychrome tiled flooring, mahogany panelling and counters. The service counter which originally ran the length of the ground floor,has been reused across the width. Service hatches and doorways to sorting offices remain as does the GPO mahogany clock.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of an inter-war Post Office.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.