THE OLD POST HOUSE AND THE NOOK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1154263
Date first listed:
02-Jun-1986
Statutory Address:
THE OLD POST HOUSE AND THE NOOK

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD POST HOUSE AND THE NOOK

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Melbury Osmond
National Grid Reference:
ST 57441 07751

Details

MELBURY OSMOND MELBURY OSMOND ST 5707 VILLAGE The Old Post 8/103 House and The Nook II GV Former Post Office, now private dwelling, and attached cottage. Late C17 (Post House) and mid C19 (Nook). Post House: coursed rubble-stone walls. Thatch roof with gable ends, and a stone gable-coping at left hand. C20 rebuilt brick stacks at gable ends. Two storeys. 3 windows, 3-light stone mullions to ground floor, originally ovolo-moulded, right window replaced with a hollow chamfer. Separate labels over. Iron casements with lead lights. 2-light cast-iron casements to first floor with lead lights, in pegged wood frames. Front doorway at centre with stone moulded jambs, and depressed arch in a square head, C17. Panelled door, made up of old materials, C19. Flat stone canopy carried on 2 stone brackets. Interior: flagstone floors, ceiling-beams, mid-chamfered, with stepped stops, probably re-set, late C17. Roof construction, with butt-purlins and pegged collars, renewed early C19 and with C20 raising of front pitch and consolidation. The Nook: roughcast walls and hipped slate roof. Adjoining stack with Old Post House. Two storeys. One window and door. 3-light cast-iron casements with glazing-bars, wood cills. Plank door at right hand side, C20. Slate-roofed outshuts at south end are of special interest. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.160 (16))

Listing NGR: ST5743707766

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
105851
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952), 160

Legal

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

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