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HEAD POST OFFICE, 61-62 HIGH STREET, STOW HILL, NEWPORT

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NPRN 404

Map Reference ST38NW

Grid Reference ST3102888366

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Stow Hill

Type of Site POST OFFICE

Broad Class CIVIL, COMMERCIAL

Period Modern

Site Description Built as Head Post Office 1907-1908, by J Rutherford, architect, for Office of Works, the building is 3 storey and attic, built in the English Baroque style with red brick with Portland stone dressings was incorporated into very large commercial development in 1999. Five centre bays have a giant ionic order supporting dentil cornice with pulvinated frieze; balustrading with modern mansard behind. There are large round-headed and key blocked windows to the second floor; tripartite windows with advanced centre pediments, pulvinated friezes and half-columns to first floor. The building was incorporated into a very large commercial development in 1999.

Reference: Cadw listed buildings database.

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