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

Name: WEST KENSINGTON POST OFFICE AND DELIVERY OFFICE

List entry Number: 1390960

Location

WEST KENSINGTON POST OFFICE AND DELIVERY OFFICE, BLYTHE ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHammersmith and FulhamLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-2004

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 491220

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333/0/10086 BLYTHE ROAD 05-AUG-04 West Kensington Post Office and Delive ry Office

II Post Office and Delivery Office. 1903-4. Office of Works designs prepared under (Sir) Henry Tanner. Orange-red brick, Portland-stone dressings. Picturesque grouping in one and two storeys hugging the frontage of an irregular corner site in a classical ('Wrenaissance') style. Delivery Office a long shed with offices at its short north end. Three-bay two-storey north elevation symmetrical around a central carriage arch and five-light bowed oriel window. Post Office attached to east is a flat-roofed single-storey block with a basement. East front loosely eight bays, breaking forward twice to central entrance to public hall, full-height arch flanked by paired angle pilasters. From south part of Delivery Office a polygonal eastwards projection has a secondary entrance and pedimented windows, above which twin pedimented half dormers flank a tall ornamental chimney with pilasters and a cornice, a particularly engaging feature. Canted bay to road from south end of Delivery Office shed. Two further bays to south have lower roofline. West Kensington Post Office and Delivery Office were built with and to serve the former Post Office Savings Bank Headquarters (Blythe House, q.v.), that from its opening in 1903 received and despatched a ton of post (about 100,000 letters) every working day. In their own right they are a good example of their type, and also have strong group value.

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National Grid Reference: TQ 24181 79035

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