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Magor Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Undy, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5796 / 51°34'46"N

Longitude: -2.831 / 2°49'51"W

OS Eastings: 342515

OS Northings: 187073

OS Grid: ST425870

Mapcode National: GBR JD.CQMC

Mapcode Global: VH7BG.WK7G

Entry Name: Magor Post Office

Listing Date: 31 May 1995

Last Amended: 31 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16067

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in village centre on north side of church.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Magor with Undy (Magwyr gyda Gwndy)

Community: Magor with Undy

Locality: Magor

Built-Up Area: Undy

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

C17 house of former through passage plan, now a shop, substantially refurbished early C19 and again C20.

Exterior

Broad 2-storey, 3-window rendered rubble front with Welsh slate roof and renewed brick end stacks. Three window range with 12-pane sashes to first floor and one 16-pane sash retained to ground floor beside 6-panelled door. To left modern door flanked by modern shop-windows. Outshut and catslide roof to rear right. Blocked in rear passage door.

Interior

Encased cross beams to low planked ceiling in shop with flagged floor. To right in dwelling separated by timber-framed partition with brick infill is large open fireplace with chamfered timber lintel and chamfered stone jambs and chamfered and stopped cross beams; also early C19 window has matching shutters. Hall created early C19 has open string staircase with decorative tread ends, stick balusters and handrail. First floor also has chamfered cross beams and was remodelled with landing, doors and doorcases early C19. Attic storey has 4 heavy A-frame trusses with pegged tie beams and 3 rows of trenched purlins; studded partitions including one with lath and plaster.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for survival of C17 fabric and early C19 features and for prominent position in central square.

Group value with St Mary's Church and neighbouring listed items in Magor Square.

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