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© Mr Stuart Goodall

IoE Number: 135884
Photographer: Mr Stuart Goodall
Date Photographed: 01 July 2000
Date listed: 08 October 1981
Date of last amendment: 08 October 1981
Grade II

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1.PLATFORM ROAD5239Post Office BuildingSU 4210 5/192

1. PLATFORM ROAD 5239 Post Office Building SU 4210 5/192 II 2. Built in 1902 by Hawke as a Custom House which replaced the older Custom House of 1847 (see Canute Road, Union Castle House (qv)) until the new Custom House was built in Orchard Lane in 1965. "Wrennaissance" style. Three storeys red brick with stone dressings, Hipped slate roof. Three projections at centre and sides, the centre one having curved open pediment, the side ones triangular open pediments. Twelve sashes in all with glazing bars intact. The centre projection of 4 bays has 2 pilasters and 2 pairs of engaged columns through first and second floors. The end projections, which are of one bay have coupled pilasters. Stringcourse between ground and first floors. The second floor windows are flanked by engaged Tuscan columns, the first floor windows are in Gibbs surrounds and the ground floor windows are round-headed with keystones. The end bays have doorcases set in round-headed arches with coupled engaged Tuscan columns.

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