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CodeNA11457
Dates1669-
Person NameInverness and District Post Office; 1669-
ActivityA regular horse post to convey letters from Aberdeen to Edinburgh called at Inverness from 1667. In 1669 William Trent was appointed as the first post master in Inverness. In 1755 the postal service was increased to three times a week. In 1794 a daily post from Inverness to Aberdeen began. In 1810 a mail coach to Edinburgh from Inverness was established and from 1811 to Aberdeen, and 1819 to Wick. In 1836 a daily mail coach to Perth was operated. In 1810 the post office was moved from 32 Castle Street to the police buildings, Inverness and in 1820 to Bank Lane. In 1844 the post office was moved to High Street into what later became the Customs House, Inverness. In 1890 a new building was opened in Queensgate although it was damaged in an earthquake later that year. In 1966 the building was demolished and the post office temporarily housed next door until 1969 when the present building was opened on Queensgate, Inverness.
Corporate NameInverness and District Post Office
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