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POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY

List entry Number: 1057882

Location

POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, A39
POST OFFICE AND ARCHWAY, HIGH STREET

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Glastonbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266024

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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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

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National Grid Reference: ST 50087 38997

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