SP5822 : "The Penny Black" public house, Sheep Street, Bicester

taken 9 years ago, near to Bicester, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

"The Penny Black" public house, Sheep Street, Bicester
"The Penny Black" public house, Sheep Street, Bicester
The elegant building in the Domestic Revival tradition was once the town's Head Post Office. It dates from 1914, and was designed by H.A. Collins of the Office of Works. Converted into a public house and opened in 1997, the elegance of its elevation is somewhat compromised by the proliferation of banners and notices promoting the wealth of delights to be sampled within! The design of this building in a small market town shows a departure from the Baroque style used by the Post Office architects in the Edwardian age and foreshadows the ubiquitous "Post Office" Georgian designs, which dominated in the inter-war period.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 May, 2010
Building Type (from Tags)
Post Office 
Place (from Tags)
Bicester 
Location (from Tags)
Sheep Street 
Architect (from Tags)
Henry Collins 
Change Of Use (from Tags)
Post Office Into Public House 
Date (from Tags)
1914 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Category
Post Office (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 584 225 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.8797N 1:9.1600W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 584 225
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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