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TITLE
Old Post Office, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_21
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1885
PERIOD
1820s
CREATOR
J H Gall
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31370
KEYWORDS
Post Office
Royal Mail
post
letters
buildings
Old Post Office, Inverness

The Post Office in Inverness has moved several times throughout its life. Between 1820 and 1840 it was situated on Church Street at the corner with Bank Lane. The premises were small and even the letter box was only 4 inches wide by ¼ inch thick, but as letters were then usually confined to one page, it was big enough.

Postage at that time was very expensive. It cost 3½d to send a letter to London, ½d to Edinburgh and 10½d to Aberdeen. In 1840 the 'Penny Post' arrived and all letters cost 1d.

This illustration was taken from 'Post Office Recollections: Address by A Penrose Hay, Foremaster of Inverness, to the staff in his department', published in 1885

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Old Post Office, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1820s

Post Office; Royal Mail; post; letters; buildings

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Post Office in Inverness has moved several times throughout its life. Between 1820 and 1840 it was situated on Church Street at the corner with Bank Lane. The premises were small and even the letter box was only 4 inches wide by ¼ inch thick, but as letters were then usually confined to one page, it was big enough.<br /> <br /> Postage at that time was very expensive. It cost 3½d to send a letter to London, ½d to Edinburgh and 10½d to Aberdeen. In 1840 the 'Penny Post' arrived and all letters cost 1d.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Post Office Recollections: Address by A Penrose Hay, Foremaster of Inverness, to the staff in his department', published in 1885