GENERAL POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206010
Date first listed:
31-Jul-1970
Statutory Address:
GENERAL POST OFFICE, 37, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
GENERAL POST OFFICE, 37, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Essex
District:
Uttlesford (District Authority)
Parish:
Saffron Walden
National Grid Reference:
TL 53699 38432

Details

SAFFRON WALDEN

TL5338 HIGH STREET 669-1/1/197 (West side) 31/07/70 No.37 General Post Office

GV II

Former house, now post office. Late C18 or early C19. Cream gault bricks with red dressings and red rubbed quions. Roof is hipped and of slate with central well. 2 storeys with C20 extensions to rear. Front to High Street has projecting centre with pediment gable and moulded painted timber dentilled cornice. On first floor, recessed flanks, each have two 12 paned double-hung sash windows. In the projecting centre are 2 similar windows and a margin glazed French window leading to a projecting canopy/balcony. Moulded brick storey band. Balcony has panelled soffit and is supported on 2 enriched console brackets. Similar window arrangement on ground floor with central door with fluted pilasters and radial pattern fanlight. Rendered plinth with 4 blind arches to former cellar. Exposed N flank is of similar character but all of red Flemish bond brickwork with grey headers and of different build to the front. One 12 paned sash window on first floor and two 8 paned sashes windows on ground, one with security bars. INTERIOR altered.

Listing NGR: TL5369938432

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
370582
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: 14 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07841/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dominic Davey. Source Historic England Archive
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