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Chilcompton PO Then and Now

Chilcompton, Somerset

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The first photograph shows the post office on the hill at Chilcompton around 1905.

Notice the roadside stream down the side of the road, before drains were laid.

Next a photograph taken, by me, in the autumn of 1995 as a part of a series of 'then and now' photographs for a magazine. The post office had moved, although not far, the farm on the left was looking empty with barn immediate left derelict, and some of the houses on the left of the earlier photo had gone.

I visited this again recently August 2010, and took the image below

This is nearer to the original view, the farm on the left has now been done up and extended, the old barn now being a kitchen wing.

You can explore this area with Google Streetview from the following link:-


The post office had moved by my previous visit just down the road,  but now on my later visit this, like so may other post offices, was also closed. All that remains is shown on the right. It appears to have originally been a part of a house and has been joined back in again.

This is very near to the location above and if you explore with the Google Streetview link below you will see you can see both this and the older post office at the same time.


Chilcompton still has post office, I found it as I was leaving the village on the main road as a part of a Co-op shop.

Location: Chilcompton Post Office, Chilcompton, Somerset

Grid Reference: ST648517 Ceremonial County: Somerset

Map Link: Multimap  Google

Aerial photo: Multimap   Google 

Getting there:  In Chilcompton north off the B3139. Opposite the Co-op take the road into the village, Bakers Lane, follow this down at the T junction take left into Bowdon Hill. Continue down hill and you will pass the buildings on the left.

Access: Street Location
Website: Chilcompton
Other Useful Websites:
Address: Bowden Hill, Chilcompton, Somerset
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Opening Times: public road accessible at all times

Charges: None

Nearby Locations: Chilcompton - The Street Then & Now
Other Location Pages: Then and Now Locations     Somerset Then and Now Locations    
Other Relevant Pages: Then and Now Photography        







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By: Keith Park  Section: Photography Section Key:
Page Ref: Chilcompton_PO Topic: Comparative Photography  Last Updated: 08/2010


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