With a Chipping Campden Post Office, we must count ourselves really fortunate in Chipping Campden. It has had a chequered history over the years. With so many Post Offices closing down across the United Kingdom or being replaced by commercial operations, the Post Office remains a vital part of community life, especially in the Cotswolds. The royal mail delivery service is for many, a way of life and integral to a communities ability to send and receive mail, deliveries, gifts and more.
Chipping Campden Post Office Opening Times
As of August 2022, the following are the opening times for the local post office in Chipping Campden and Campden delivery office:
Where is the Chipping Campden Post Office?
The post office in Chipping Campden is at:
2C The Cambrook, High Street, Chipping Campden. GL55 6AT
Key Services Provided by Post Office Chipping Campden
The following services are provided to Chipping Campden from the Post Office:
Personal and Business Banking
- Cash Withdrawals
- Cash Deposits
- Cheque Deposits
- Post Office Card Account Withdrawals
Letters and Mailing
- Drop & Go
- Parcelforce Express Services
- Pay Bills and Top up
- Vehicle Tax
Travel and Tourism
- Foreign Currency – Euros Available
- Travel Money Card
Please Note: Not all services are available outside of the dedicated Post Office opening hours.
History of the Chipping Campden Post Office
In 1840 the introduction of the system of payment by the sender, via stamps, meant that Post Offices became a vital part of community life. By 1841 Mrs Sarah Barnes became the first postmistress, on-premises found on the north side of High Street. In the 1851 census, William Summerton is listed as a grocer and postmaster at what is now the Co-op, but by 1871 the business had moved again, being run by Henry Makepeace, a retired Superintendent of Police, at what is now Cotswold House Hotel. By 1881, Robert Keyte, who had a grocery business at Ardley House, now The Kings, had taken over the business of postmaster. In 1880, it moved to London House with Julius Neve, when he died in 1922 it was taken over by a succession of others in the same location. Eventually, George Stevenson, who was running Elsley/Keeley’s shop by then, opened the sub-post office there in 1967. This shop is now known as Sam Wilson’s interiors.
And there it remained for many years until the shop & PO came up for sale. Eventually, it was taken on by the Owners of Dandelion, a gift shop, here in the Old Police Station. It has, subsequently, moved to new premises in Cambrook Court where it is now part of Peridot Computer sales and repair.
Barney Meredith, the postmaster, has been able to create a hybrid of enterprises in the location, which is accessed via the archway entrance to Cambrook court, turn to the right and walk towards Cutts’ garage and you will see it on the left-hand side. It is a veritable Aladdin’s cave and resembles an old-fashioned hardware store, the PO is inside at the back on the left. The unit also houses the business hub above, where local entrepreneurs can use the computer facilities inc ultra-fast fibre broadband.
What a chequered career for this most essential service in any small town especially for those who have a personal connection with the service.
Accessible Services for Anyone
If you need anything as a resident or visitor to the town, don’t hesitate to pop down to the Post Office. Feel free to drop by the Tourist Information Centre too on your way back if you need anything further about the town.