Post office in high st  1950s

The Post Office: 42 High Street, Weybridge

From the 1800s to the present day, Weybridge Post Office has faced many changes. In the Victorian-era, it had a branch office at what is now 'the Old Posthouse’ on the corner of Elgin Road and Heath Road. The construction of a purpose-built Post Office in the centre of Weybridge High Street was begun in September 1912, and opened in February 1914.

Located on the corner of Elmgrove Road, the impressive new building was on the site of the former Portmore Park Farm. When in use, it boasted eight counters, telegram-writing booths, a telephone exchange and roomy sorting-office, and indoor and outdoor letterboxes (the latter of which remains in use). It was commented in local newspapers that “no better provision could possibly be made for the staff, whether at work or at rest” in the new building. Indeed, clerks’ and postmens’ retiring rooms were featured just off the sorting-office, which in turn had access to a back drive for loading vans.

The Post Office was based here until 1993 when it moved to Church Street, but the depot at the back of the old High Street building is still in use today.

Visit Weybridge's current Post Office in Church Street to see the heritage trail panel.

Elmbridge High Streets Heritage Trail
  1. Woolworths: 27b High Street, Weybridge
  2. The Post Office: 42 High Street, Weybridge
  3. Frisby's Shoe Shop: 8 Baker Street, Weybridge
  4. A. Ruffle's Shoe Shop: 41 Baker Street, Weybridge
  5. Bannister's Drapers Shop: 4 - 6 Waterloo Terrace, Baker Street, Weybridge
  6. Weybridge Museum: Library Building, Church Street, Weybridge
  7. Church House Antiques: 42 Church Street, Weybridge
  8. Portmore House: 54 Church Street, Weybridge
  9. Hasletts Drapers: 60a Church Street, Weybridge
  10. The Duke's Head: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  11. Annett's China Shop: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  12. Henry Ireton's House: 47 High Street, Walton
  13. Rogers & Sons: 51 High Street, Walton
  14. The Regal Cinema: 2 The Heart, New Zealand Avenue, Walton
  15. The Old Library: 72 High Street, Walton