The Old Post Office: Explore Dewsbury's derelict post office which dates back to the Edwardian era
Dewsbury Central Post Office, on Wakefield Old Road in Dewsbury, is an Edwardian-Baroque style building which was built by Greater Manchester architect Walter Pott in 1907.
It served as the town's main public post office and sorting office from 1908 until around 1997, when a more functionalist sorting office was opened on Cannon Way.
The building was last owned by Royal Mail, who rented areas of the site out to smaller companies throughout the noughties but the building remained primary vacant.
There were discussions of the building reopening at one stage as a restaurant and bistro, however it was discovered that the basement walls were not strog enough to support aboce floors and couldn't be altered.
The building has since been on fire, totally destroying the historic and listed serving counters.
Future plans for the derelict 20th century building remain unclear.
Here are 19 photos of the abandoned Dewsbury Central Post Office, taken by the reknown Yorkshire urban explorer, Lost Places & Forgotten Faces. (https://www.facebook.com/Lostplacesandforgottenfaces)