Tintagel Old Post Office

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Tintagel Old Post Office
Tintagel Old Post Office.JPG
The Old Post Office from the east
Tintagel Old Post Office is located in Cornwall
Tintagel Old Post Office
General information
TypeNational Trust Property
Architectural styleTraditional Cornish longhouse
LocationFore Street, within the village of Tintagel
Town or cityTintagel
Coordinates50°39′47″N 4°45′04″W / 50.663°N 4.751°W / 50.663; -4.751Coordinates: 50°39′47″N 4°45′04″W / 50.663°N 4.751°W / 50.663; -4.751
Opened14th century
OwnerOwned by the National Trust
Technical details
MaterialStone and slate roof

Tintagel Old Post Office is a 14th-century stone house, built to the plan of a medieval manor house, situated in Tintagel, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The house, and its surrounding cottage garden, are in the ownership of the National Trust, and the building is Grade I listed.[1][2]

The name dates from the Victorian period when it briefly held a licence to be the letter receiving station for the district. The Trust has restored it to this condition. It was among the early acquisitions of the Trust (1903) and closes in the winter months.[3]

The National Trust sign


  1. ^ Historic England. "The Old Post Office  (Grade I) (1143438)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (68841)". Images of England. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Tintagel Old Post Office". National Trust. Retrieved 13 October 2015.