The Old Post Office

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1307786
Date first listed:
26-May-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
The Old Post Office, Newport Road, Tong, TF11 8PW

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Location

Statutory Address:
The Old Post Office, Newport Road, Tong, TF11 8PW

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tong
National Grid Reference:
SJ 79687 07384

Details

SJ 70 NE 6/32

TONG CP. NEWPORT ROAD (north east side), The Old Post Office

(formerly listed as The Post Office)

26/5/55

GV II Entrance Lodge, now house. Late C18 or early C19, re-built to south east circa 1946. Squared and coursed sandstone, red brick to south west with stone dressings and old tile roof. Gothick Lodge partly re-built circa 1946 in a Neo-Georgian style. One and a half and two storeys.

Plinth, string course, triangular pedimented gable end to front with raised brick cornice and verge, and two stacks to rear. 1:1:1 bay rhythm; centre bay projecting with small triangular pedimented gable end, and end bays curving outwards. Leaded casements; central first floor three-light window with arched centre light, and two-light ground floor windows flanking central three-light window with carved coat of arms above.

North west front: C20 glazed door to right with Gothick traceried fanlight, and C20 doorcase with reeded pilasters and open triangular pediment; two storey canted bay to left with string course and parapet. Courtyard to rear with battlemented wall.

This was formerly the North Lodge to Tong Castle (qv) and if the now largely demolished Gothic part was late C18 it was probably by 'Capability' Brown.

Included for group value (qv. North gates and gatepiers 30 metres to South-West).

Listing NGR: SJ7968707384

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
255321
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Griffith, G, History of Tong and Boscobel, (1894), 154-161
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 304
Robinson, D H, The Wandering Worfe, (1980)

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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