OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 01, 2018
Webpage updated: February 01, 2018

        

ROYAL MAIL IN OLD PLYMOUTH

WHIMPLE STREET POST OFFICE

The Whimple Street Post Office, on the corner of that Street, facing Saint Andrew's Church, was erected by a company of shareholders in 1848 at a cost of 3,000.

It was designed by Mr O C Arthur after the style of the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, Italy.  Part was let as offices but the post office and post-masters residence was rented by the General Post Office for 75 years at 100 per annum. 

The Postmaster at that time was Mr Charles Markes.

It was subsequently replaced by the Westwell Street Post Office.