General Post Office

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
388341
Names
General Post Office
Coordinates
52.4792530° N, 1.9025550° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

25 Sep 1972

General Post Office designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

General Post Office is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1076142
Grade
II
Name
GENERAL POST OFFICE
Location
GENERAL POST OFFICE, VICTORIA SQUARE B3
District
Birmingham
Grid Reference
SP 06714 86818

VICTORIA SQUARE 1. 5104 City Centre B3 General Post Office SP 0686 NE 33/39 25.9.72 II 2. 1889-91 by Sir Henry Tanner. Stone; slate roof. Three storeys plus attic; 5 bays, the centre one slightly advanced and with superimposed orders, plus diagonal corner bays with pedimented entrances and also with superimposed orders. Ground floor with arched openings. First and second floors with cross windows. Exceedingly lively skyline with an arched window within a pedimented attic flanked by steeply pitched roofs with dormer windows and corner polygonal turrets with pediments, little domes and urns as finials.

Listing NGR: SP0671486818

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Bibliography

  1. “GENERAL POST OFFICE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1076142>