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Old Watch House - E17 General Post Office capital

Plaque: Old Watch House - E17

Inscription

Here stood the Old Watch House or “Cage”, erected in 1765, removed in 1912.
Borough of Walthamstow

Site: General Post Office capital (2 memorials)

E17, Vestry Road, Vestry House Museum

All that remains of Smirke's 1829 Post Office building in St. Martins-le-Grand is this five-ton Ionic capital from the right hand corner of the portico. It was given to Walthamstow Urban District Council by Messrs Mortimer Ltd, a local stonemason. It was initially placed in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, where it remained until July 1954 when it was moved to this location.

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Old Watch House - E17

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50528

Old Watch House - E17

Before an effective police force was established each local council or vestry...

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Old Watch House - E17

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52598

Borough of Walthamstow

Walthamstow was a  local government district 1894 -1965 when it combined with...

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Old Watch House - E17

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51420

General Post Office capital

185cm high x 160cm wide x 160cm deep and over 5 tons.

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