Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: kyn on November 19, 2011, 20:48:24

Title: Post Office, Leicester Square, Penshurst
Post by: kyn on November 19, 2011, 20:48:24
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This building (with adjoining house) was built in 1850 by George Devey, it has a monogram in gable end, the gable ends being ornamental with bargeboards and complicated picturesque tile roof and period Tudor chimney stacks. 

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These buildings are part of a group making up Leicester Square and are Grade II listed.  On the front door of the post office is a small door knocker bearing the broad arrow emblem of the Sidney family, the early owners.  The village tailor William Eagleton, fro Chiddingstone, worked and lived here, he was also the postmaster and these businesses remained with the same family for several generations.

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