Crown Inn & Post Office, Hawthorns, Drybrook (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:28 (849 days ago) @ Jane Jones

Hi Chris

According to my documents the George Inn was purchased by Cornelius Marfell Cowmeadow in 1911. He was the sub postmaster at this time & other locals have informed us that the house was indeed used as a post office at some time. We even have the outline of a post box on the outside of the property after taking off the render on the front of the house!

The earliest map I can find showing a Post Office in Drybrook is this one from 1921. It is indeed very near the Chapel, as you know of course, so NOT the building I wondered about in my earlier post based around the maps from c1878. Ah well...
http://maps.nls.uk/view/102342788

The 1879 Trade Directory (and no doubt others too) show Cornelius Marfell Cowmeadow as Drybrook's postmaster.
http://www.forest-of-dean.net/joomla/index.php/resources/kelly-s-directory-1879/48-east...

He is also mentioned in this role within the London Gazette of 1900.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27167/page/1181/data.pdf


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