POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1057882

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1989

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, A39

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, A39

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Glastonbury

National Grid Reference: ST 50087 38997

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

GLASTONBURY HIGH STREET ST 5038 (A39) (north side) 8/229 Post Office and Archway GV II Post office with attached entrance archway. 1938. Bath stone ashlar with tile roof. Late medieval style. Two storeys, three bays. Ground floor has square headed plank doors flanking paired 3 light mullion and transom windows with hood- mould and central traceried panel. Above 2 light mullion and transom windows flank 5 light mullion and transom canted oriel. Parapet with string. Steeply pitched plain tile roof with verges. Some alterations and additions at rear but original tall stone 'medieval' chimney stack. To right is double gate with stone wall on either side and swept tile roof on wooden brackets over. Interior of post office is unaltered apart from metal and glass security screen. Tudor type ribbed doors in arched heads. Moulded plaster ceiling.

A notable and virtually unaltered example of the Post Offices' willingness to design buildings to fit their historic environment. This building is one of several attempts to build in character with the two genuine C15 buildings in Glastonbury High Street. The red brick buildings in yard behind Post Office are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: ST5008738997

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 266024

Legacy System: LBS

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