Esoteric London

No. 519: Caledonian Road, N1

Posted in Lettering, Shops by esotericlondon on February 23, 2012

Caledonian Road, London, N1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

Mogg’s New Picture of London, and Visitor’s Guide to it Sights, 1848:

Regulations of the Twopenny Post Office.- The principal office is at the General Post Office, St. Martin’s le Grand. There are, besides, upwards of 400 receiving houses for letters, both in town and country. There are nine collections and deliveries of letters in town daily, and nine deliveries daily at all places in the environs of London, situate within a circle of three miles’ distance from the head establishment in St. Martin’s le Grand, that having been determined as the limits of the Post Office. The country delivery, as it is called, extends to a distance of twelve miles from the metropolis, and most places within that limit have four despatches and four deliveries daily (Sundays excepted).