Eaton Old Post Office c. 1905

Eaton is a village and a suburb of the city of Norwich, the county town of Norfolk in the East of England. Eaton lies to the southwest of the city centre on the A11 road, the main route to London/Cambridge. ~Wikipedia

In the postcard view the post office is to the right. It’s hard to tell if any of the buildings there now are the remains of the original ones, but it looks to me like it has all gone.

We can tell it’s the right location as the distant building is still there. Here also is a view from the other direction on another old postcard.

Eaton Old Post Office

There is a postmark on the first card that gives some idea of the date of the photo…

At 21 Eaton Street a Mrs. Ann Featherstone is mentioned in the 1904 Kelly’s Directory of Norfolk as a shopkeeper and for providing postal services.

The OS Map for here as published in 1907 (revised 1905) marks the location of the post office:

1907 OS Map Norwich Eaton Post Office
1907 OS Map Norwich Eaton Post Office

Second location

Just a little way back up the hill I have another location for the post office. This is unposted so no cancellation date on this one.

Eaton Old Post Office II
Eaton Old Post Office II

Looking much the same today.

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3 thoughts on “Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk

  1. Eaton Post Office, previously at “Eaton Old Post Office II”, is now across the road, at a counter in the Cellar House pub.

  2. I should add that almost all the cottages that lined the roads in Eaton village centre were demolished when the roads were widened. The only ones that remain are those beyond the traffic lights on the left hand side (your top photo).

    I have quite a few old postcards of the village centre!

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