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HER Number:MDV114802
Name:The Post Office, Princetown


Late 19th century house used as a post office (one of three locations in Princetown). Appears to have replaced the original site (see MDV117224) from some time in the mid 20th century. Still the post office in modern times (2010).


Grid Reference:SX 589 735
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • POST OFFICE (XX - 1930 AD? to 1959 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map. It was not the Post Office at this time (see MDV117224).

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Unchanged from the earlier map depiction.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

'Post Office' is depicted on the mid-20th century historic map.

Barber, C., 1995, Princetown of Yesteryear Part I, 20 (Monograph). SDV359850.

The post office in Princetown is known to have been housed in a number of different buildings. No image of this one shown.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Post Office is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74132 ]
SDV359850Monograph: Barber, C.. 1995. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Paperback Volume. 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV117224Related to: Former Post Office, Princetown (Building)
MDV103099Related to: Princetown War Memorial (Monument)
MDV114799Related to: The Duchy Hotel, Princetown (Building)
MDV106929Related to: The Old Police Station, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 1:37PM