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GENERAL POST OFFICE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: GENERAL POST OFFICE

List entry Number: 1206010

Location

GENERAL POST OFFICE, 37, HIGH STREET

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

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Saffron Walden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 370582

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List entry Description

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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

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National Grid Reference: TL 53699 38432

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