POST OFFICE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1207307

Date first listed: 27-Sep-1979

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, MARKET PLACE

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

County: Lancashire

District: Preston (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 53980 29484

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Details

PRESTON

SD5329SE MARKET PLACE 941-1/11/200 (North side) 27/09/79 Post Office and attached railings

GV II

Post office. 1901-03, altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. Large rectangular plan. Mixed Renaissance and Jacobean style. Three storeys with basement and attic, 1:5:1 windows, symmetrical, the outer bays breaking forwards slightly and finished with tall shaped gables; with impost band and cornice to ground floor, string course over 1st floor, dentilled cornice and blind-arcaded parapet. The ground floor has a central doorway protected by a porch with banded pilasters and segmental pediment with carving, and large round-headed windows with keyed moulded heads; the 1st floor has 5 cross-windows in the centre with pilastered and pedimented architraves, and mullion-and-transom 6-light windows at the ends, with raised pilastered architraves (linked with those of similar windows above) and the friezes with panels lettered "ER"; the 2nd floor has similar transomed windows throughout; the shaped gables, elaborately ornamented, have Diocletion windows, and the steeply-pitched roof has 5 dormers with semicircular pediments. The gable walls are in similar style, and the long 9-window ranges continued beyond have round-headed windows at ground floor and transomed 6-light windows above, the east side regular but the west side more elaborately articulated and with an open-segmental pediment over the centre, with a shield of arms, and a basement protected by attached wrought-iron railings. Rear covered by attached former Fish Market (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5398029484

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