Rayleigh Heritage Trail

Post Office



Rayleigh’s second Post Office was sited here in a small room in a boarded cottage.

On Sundays it sold postage stamps only and mail was collected from South Benfleet Station until the railway came to Rayleigh in 1889.

Reverend Nehemiah Curnock’s daughter, a suffragette, was attributed with smashing the window in 1911 as part of the campaign "Votes For Women".





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