Fore Street, Tintagel, PL34 0DB
Tel: (01840) 770024
Delightful medieval building
A small and fascinating 14th century stone house built to the plan of a medieval manor house, with a large hall. It was used in the 19th century for nearly fifty years as the letter receiving office for the district and is now restored to that period and function. The building was acquired by the National Trust in 1903.
The Old Post Office came to the National Trust empty of contents, apart from a late medieval kitchen table situated in the Hall. The rooms have been furnished with items from farmhouses and cottages in the vicinity. One of the rooms remains as a Victorian village post office, and outside on the wall is an example of the first standard wall letter box of 1857. The Old Post Office is also home to a unique collection of historic needlework samplers dating from the mid-17th century.
In the centre of the village on Fore Street.
April - October
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