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...

The 1879 Trade Directory (and no doubt others too) show Cornelius Marfell Cowmeadow as Drybrook's postmaster.

He is also mentioned in this role within the London Gazette of 1900.

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