SU4766 : Grade II Listed former Newbury Post Office

taken 6 months ago, near to Newbury, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Grade II Listed former Newbury Post Office
Grade II Listed former Newbury Post Office
In April 2019 a RETAIL UNIT FOR SALE board is on the wall of the three-storey Cheap Street building. Historic England records that this is the oldest part of Newbury Post Office, dating from 1895-1896, designed by the Board of Works under the supervision of the Government Clerk of Works, Mr J Askew (who also supervised the construction of Reading Post Office in 1897), built by Mr W Goodchild of Reading. Building work began in the summer of 1895. The foundation stone was laid in November 1895. An extension c1929 included a telephone exchange. Further extensions were added in the mid and late 20th century. Grade II listed in 2008.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Building (from Tags)
Former Post Office 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4720 6699 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.9991N 1:19.3739W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4719 6698
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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