Monday, 14 January 2019

TINTAGEL OLD POST OFFICE, CORNWALL

Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall
Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall
One of the attractions of the village at Tintagel, on Cornwall's north coast, is the Old Post Office. It is actually a 14th century stone house of a medieval manor style.

The house became the post office during Queen Victoria's reign when the building was granted a licence to become the receiving office for the local area.

An old red post box can be seen in the photo below - which is built into the wall and has Queen Victoria's initials.
Victorian Post Box, Tintagel, Cornwall
Tintagel Post Office showing a red Queen Victoria Post Box
There is an 1890s photo of the Tintagel Post Office on: Old Cornwall: Tintagel

3 comments:

  1. !Lovely old building & excellent images.

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    1. Thanks David. The photos are from two different visits. The main attraction at Tintagel is King Arthur's Castle when, in the summer season, the main street gets heaving with visitors.

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  2. This is beautiful Mike. When I look at it all I can think of is the work that when into building it!

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