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HER Number:MDV28358
Name:The Old Post Office, Whitford Road


The Old Post Office in Whitford Road in Kilmington was built in the 16th century with later alterations


Grid Reference:SY 273 979
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/133
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 88020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POST OFFICE (XV to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular building shown as 'P.O' on 19th century map with a small extension/porch on the west side.

Department of Environment, 1984, 62: Part of East Devon, 110 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV326854.

The Post Office, School Lane. Circa 16th century. Roughcast stone rubble. Concrete tile roof with gabled ends. Two storey.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Kilmington, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV346696.

About half the cottages and farmhouses in the conservation area are listed and date mainly from the early 16th century to early/mid 19th century. The former post office in School Lane has jointed cruck trusses and a chamfered cambered arch doorframe, and semi-circular stair turret at the rear, as well as a good open fireplace. Other details: Maps.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

The Post Office in Kilmington was Listed on the 19th October 1984. Two storey 16th century cottage built of roughcast stone rubble under a concrete tile roof with gabled ends.Three window range with 20th century casements. Central doorway with 20th century porch. Rendered chimney stack at gable end. One storey and attic wing to left hand much altered. Semi-circular stair tower at rear. Interior: jointed cruck trusses. Chamfered cambered arch doorframe at back of cross passage. Similar doorframes are to newel stairs with solid wooden treads, the other in partition on first floor. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams. Open fireplace with cambered and chamfered bressummer and chamfered stone jambs. The bressummer extends to left to form two centred arch. Other details: LBS Number 88020.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV326854List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. 62: Part of East Devon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 110.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86040 ]
SDV346696Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Kilmington. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2011 11:44AM