General Post Office

General Post Office
   On the west side of King Edward Street, in Farringdon Ward Within. The chief office in place of the Old General Post Office (q.v.) in St. Martin's le Grand.
   Some of the offices are on the west side of St. Martin's le Grand, erected 1870-3, and others further north were erected 1890-5.
   The new buildings have been recently erected on a large portion of the old site of Christ's Hospital, and were opened for the transaction of business on November 1st, 1910.
   In O. and M. 1677, the General Post Office is shown on the east side of Bishopsgate, and from 1678-87 it seems to have been in Crosby Hall.
   Later it was in Star Court, Cornhill.
   In 1688 it was in Lombard Street (H. MSS. Com. 7th Rep. 416), and in 1708 in Broad Street (ib. 15th Rep. (4) 334).
   The angle bastion of the old City Wall found here in the course of excavation has been carefully preserved in situ.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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