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Latitude: 52.7576 / 52°45'27"N
Longitude: -3.9056 / 3°54'20"W
OS Eastings: 271496
OS Northings: 319477
OS Grid: SH714194
Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.ZCRV
Mapcode Global: WH56G.ZYBC
Entry Name: The Old Post Office
Listing Date: 20 July 1995
Last Amended: 20 July 1995
Source ID: 16150
Building Class: Communications
Location: Located on the main Llanelltyd village lane (the former Barmouth road) immediately to the N of the new A496 replacement road.
Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Originally a terrace of second-quarter C19 cottages; this was altered in the late C19 when it became a shop-and-cottage unit. Formerly the village post office.
2-storey building of rubble construction under an old slate roof; plain end chimneys with weathercoursing and capping. The shop section is to the R and has a late C19 shop-front; central boarded door with flanking 2-pane shop windows. These have outer panelled pilasters and support a narrow fascia and moulded cornice. Above, a contemporary 4-pane sash window off-centre R. The adjoining one-window cottage section to L has a 4-panel Victorian door and to the L windows as before to both floors. An earlier blocked entrance is visible to the R with a blocked window above; further window to attic as before, contained within a catslide dormer with slated cheeks. Lean-to extensions to R and L, the latter with a boarded door and wooden doorframe; large stone lintel. This was formerly a cart entrance and was reduced in the late C19; a small section of cobbles appears in front of this. The lean-to to the L has a corrugated iron roof and is angled gently to follow the curve of the road. C19 window to former entrance opening; 2-pane casement section to L. Modern door to E entrance. The rear is excavated out of the rock and has an upper boarded door with flanking 4-pane window to the L and a casement to the R; modern window to far L and to basement.
The shop section retains its late C19 plain, built-in shelving around the walls.
Included as an earlier C19 building in a prominent village location and for the well-preserved character of its later C19 conversion to a shop.
Group value with other listed items in Llanelltyd village.
Other nearby listed buildings