POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1205550

Date first listed: 17-May-1993

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE, 79, FORTUNESWELL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE, 79, FORTUNESWELL

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

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)

Parish: Portland

National Grid Reference: SY 68699 73436

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Details

PORTLAND

SY6873 FORTUNESWELL, Fortuneswell 969-1/3/97 (South West side) No.79 Post Office

II

Commercial building, including Post Office. Dated 1894. Yellow brick, stone dressings and enrichments in terra-cotta, slate roof to clay cresting. Three storeys, 2 bays about central plaques. At second floor are paired arched plate-glass sashes in raised surrounds with bold keystones and pilasters to a plat cill band above similar but larger windows under a drip mould. Ground floor has 2 windows to deep-set doors in fluted 'Doric'pilasters, and a further C19 panelled door to segmental head with keystone, all under bold cornice with cast iron cresting. Deep brick stacks left and right. At first floor is a stone plaque with POST OFFICE AD 1894, and at second floor a terracotta panel with a head flanked by swags. At eaves level, and partly into the extrados of the second floor arches a terra-cotta frieze with roundels, and two-course dentils. Plain pilasters left and right to upper two floors. A very typical brash commercial design which has remained unaltered.

Listing NGR: SY6869973436

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 381946

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing