Post Office Court, EC3V

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Named after London’s first General Post Office – and later the Mail Coach Office – which stood here from 1678 on the site of a mansion once owned by goldsmith Sir Robert Vyner. The founding of the Post Office “to settle the postage of England, Scotland and Ireland”, had been made into law in 1656. The legislation ordered the “erecting of one general post office and one officer stiled the Postmaster-General of England and Comptroller of the Post Office”. 



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