List entry

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: POST OFFICE

List entry Number: 1228131

Location

POST OFFICE, 10, MARKET PLACE

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

County District District Type Parish
CambridgeshireFenlandDistrict AuthorityWhittlesey

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.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402675

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 2797; TL 2796 WHITTLESEY MARKET PLACE (South Side)

20/109; 22/109 No. 10 31. 7.70 (Post Office)

II*

House, now the Post Office. Early C18. Brick, Flemish bond, with gauged red brick to dressings and details. Parapetted roof with swept end parapets and original end stacks. Double pile main range with kitchen wing at rear. Three storeys. Symmetrical facade framed by giant corner pilasters, dentil main cornice and divided by moulded brick bands. Ranges of five recessed hung sashes with arched top panes in gauged arches with rusticated surrounds and having stone sills and red brick apron panels. Central doorway with original doorcase of broken segmental pediment on fluted pilasters with entablature. Door now half glazed but four original raised and fielded panels to lower half. Rear wall rendered but with similar corner pilasters and a coved eaves. Segmental arch and open boxing to a hung sash to the staircase window. The kitchen wing is contemporary. Possibly timber framed, more likely brick with upper gable end framed. Steeply pitched roof. Two storeys and attic. C20 fenestration to gable end on site of original but with some enlargement. Later C18 addition at the rear has a C19 slate, lean-to roof and an original panelled door. Inside: At both ground and first floors there are original doorways with doors of eight raised and fielded panels in segmental arches. There is a fine open-string staircase of four flights and landings with three symmetrical balusters to each tread, clusters of similar balusters as newels, scroll tread ends and a swept rail, renewed. The staircase dado has raised and fielded panelling with fluted pilasters.

Pevsner: Buildings of England, p483

Listing NGR: TL2704197003

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 483

National Grid Reference: TL 27023 97006

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