THE OLD POST HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104995
Date first listed:
16-Feb-1989
Statutory Address:
THE OLD POST HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT RAILINGS

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD POST HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT RAILINGS

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
St. Giles in the Wood
National Grid Reference:
SS 53395 18936

Details

ST GILES ST GILES IN THE WOOD SS 53 18 IN THE WOOD 18/254 The Old Post House including front - railings

GV II

House, forms Post Office and postmaster's house. Dated 1877 built for the Honourable Mark George Kerr Rolle. Brown-coloured snecked local stone with decorative use of cream and red brick (e.g. quoins of alternate cream and red brick); stone stacks with brick chimneyshafts; slate roof. Plan: L-plan house. The front block faces east and has a 2-room plan with central entrance hall. The left room has a rear lateral stack and its front is canted back at 45 degrees. 1-room plan block projects to rear of the left end and has a projecting gable-end stack. 2 storeys. Exterior: Regular but not symmetrical 1:2 - window front. The windows have pointed segmental arches of cream brick and sides of alternate cream and red brick quoins. They contain original timber mullion-and-transom windows with glazing bars. The first floor windows are gabled half dormers. Front doorway has a similar pointed segmental arch and now contains a C20 panelled door. Cream brick platband at first floor level. The canted bay is gabled and contains a sandstone plaque at the top carved with Rolle arms and dated 1877. The gable has open shaped bargeboards and there are similar versions to the half dormers. The roof of both blocks are gable- ended. Interior: not inspected. A narrow strip of ground along the front is enclsoed by original cast iron railings; plain railings and bulbous standards with fleur-de-lys finials. Original gate in the same style. This house along with the Church of St Giles (q.v.) and most of the other houses in the village were rebuilt by the Honourable Mark George Kerr Rolle shortly after the rebuilding of Stevenstone Court (q.v.), now ruined.

Listing NGR: SS5327719008

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
91865
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03777/12
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