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CENTRAL 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: CENTRAL POST OFFICE

List entry Number: 1389042

Location

CENTRAL POST OFFICE, 18, WIDE BARGATE

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

County: Lincolnshire

District: Boston

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 486504

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Details

BOSTON

TF3244SE WIDE BARGATE 716-1/7/212 (North West side) No.18 General Post Office

GV II

General post office. 1935. In Queen Anne style. Red brick with Portland stone quoins and dressings, slate roof with lead dressings, single ridge stack with stone capping. Planned with a corner entrance and tower. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attics, with ashlar plinth and modillion stone cornice. The 2 facades are of 4 bays arranged 3:1, with the single broader bays to the corner gabled and between these a 3-storey circular entrance tower in ashlar with domed roof in copper. Double entrance door in open pedimented Ionic doorcase, with panel above inscribed "Post Office" with escutcheon in pediment, aobe a 3-light window with dividing stone pilasters with plain capitals, continuous curved sill with tabs and cornice. Above the top of the tower has a smalle similar 3-light arrangement, with carved flat brackets to cornice. Bargate elevation has to the right a single tripartite glazing bar sash with semicircular overlight in full height semicircular-headed stone surround with keystone. To the left are 3 glazing bar sashes in moulded stone surrounds with moulded sills with aprons and cornice over. To 1st floor to right a glazing bar sash in eaved moulded surround, with open pediment containing wreathed escutcheon. To left 3 glazing bar sashes with moulded eaved surround, sill with apron and cornice. In the gable a glazing bar Diocletian window with stone surround and keystone. In the roof to the left are 3 glazing bar sash dormer windows with leaded segmental heads. The elevation to Park Gate matches in reverse, except that the ground floor has a side entrance at the centre of the 3-bay range, with moulded surround and narrow hood, surmounted by semi-circular opening with glazing bars, in moulded stone surround with keystone, set within an open pediment. INTERIOR: not inspected.





Listing NGR: TF3288444345

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National Grid Reference: TF 32884 44345

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