Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1138899

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1952

Statutory Address: THE OLD POST OFFICE


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Statutory Address: THE OLD POST OFFICE

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

District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: SJ 98356 68749


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WILDBOARCLOUGH C.P. SJ 96 NE 3/9 The Old Post Office. 25/7/1952 GV II House, formerly post office and postmaster's house with village hall on upper storey; originally offices of Crag Works, early C19, with 3-storey porch probably mid C19. Of coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and Kerridge stone-slate roof with coped gables and small gable chimneys. 3 storeys, 7 windows with central 3-storey porch capped with an open Doric pediment. The arched doorway has double doors with raised ellipse-on-cross upper panels surmounted by a radial-bar fan. Segmental pedimented recessed fixed-light 25-pane wooden windows to upper storeys above doorway. Other window to front and rear are of cast iron with 35 panes (lower storey, front) and 30 panes and inset casements. Steep bank to right with external stone steps and causeway giving access to upper storey (former loading door blocked). Interior 4-panel doors. Cased iron I-beams. Stone stairs in walled well, the steps later cased in softwood.

The Crag Works, of which the Old Post Office is the only surviving part, was built as a water-powered carpet works; it was built with Crag Hall before 1819. (Brian S Beeken, Crag Works, Wildboarclough; Greenwoods Map 1819; Bryants Map 1831; Tithe Map 1849).

Listing NGR: SJ9835668749


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Legacy System number: 58103

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Books and journals
Beeken, B S, Crag Works Wildboarclouh

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