EDGWARE POST OFFICE (1930)
Old Rectory Gardens
Architect: Frederick Llewellyn
British Postal Museum and Archive: Edgware Portfolio File (photograph)
National Archives: WORK 13/1173
Selected bibliographical references
Hendon & Finchley Times 26 Sep 1930, p. 13
Current use: Royal Mail Delivery Office
The building as illustrated in the BPMA Edgware Portfolio File is markedly different from that seen today. For a reason yet to be determined the the front half of the building (that which possibly comprised the public office) has not survived and been replaced by a utilitarian single-storey structure in non-matching brickwork.
From: Hendon & Finchley Times 26 September 1930, p. 13
Monday afternoon will be the last occasion on which one will be able to buy stamps or other postal requisites from the post office in the High-street, Edgware ... The authorities have certainly not restricted expenditure in the erection of the new office for it is a spacious building of red brick, with a tiled roof of the same colour. The office where stamps, etc, can be procured is of considerable length and width. The counter and all wood fittings are of teak, whlle the walls are of a cream colour with a narrow black band. There are two telephone cabinets of the latest type, built into the wall with folding doors ...