This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEWPORT ROAD (North-East side)
6/32 The Old Post Office (formerly 26/5/55 listed as The Post Office).
Entrance Lodge, now house. Late C18 or early C19, re-built to South- East circa 1946. Squared and coursed sandstone, red brick to South-West with stone dressings and old tile roof. GothickLodge partly re-built circa 1946 in a Neo-Georgian style. 1 and 2 storeys. Plinth, string course, triangular pedimented gable end to front with raised brick cornice and verge, and 2 stacks to rear. 1:1:1 bay rhythm; centre bay projecting with small triangular pedimented gable end, and end bays curving outwards.
Leaded casements; central first floor 3-light window with arched centre light, and 2-light ground floor windows flanking central 3-light window with carved coat of arms above. North-West front: C20 glazed door to right with Gothicktraceried fanlight, and C20 doorcase with reeded pilasters and open triangular pediment; 2 storey canted bay to left with string course and parapet. Courtyard to rear with battlemented wall. This was formerly the North Lodge to Tong Castle (qv) and if the now largely demolished Gothic part was late C18 it was probably by 'Capability' Brown.
Included for group value (qv. North gates and gatepiers 30 metres to South- West). N. Pevsner. B.O.E. Shropshire, p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 154-61. D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980. Ch.3.
Listing NGR: SJ7968707384