Chetwynd House, Stafford,

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Date:1945 - 1950 (c.)

Description:Chetwynd House was built around 1712-1715 by William Chetwynd, 3rd Viscount Chetwynd (1683?-1770), Member of Parliament for Stafford 1715-1722 and 1734-1770. The house was sold in the 1780s to William Horton, a shoe manufacturer. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (playwright, and M.P. for Stafford, 1780 - 1807) was a friend of Horton's and often stayed here.

Chetwynd House was Stafford's General Post Office since 1914 until it closed in 2007. The Post House bar and restaurant opened in 2011. The interior still maintains some of its original features.


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1870s
Bridge Street, Stafford
Bridge Street, Stafford

View from Green Bridge towards Chetwynd House. Mr Jenkinson, a baker and confectioner, ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1910s
John Townsend's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,
John Townsend's Saddlers Shop, Stafford,

Townsend's Saddle and Harness shop was located at 24 Greengate Street. Prior ...

1930s
George VI's Coronation Decorations, Bridge Street, Stafford,
George VI's Coronation Decorations, Bridge Street, Stafford,

1960s
Restoring cars at the Swan Hotel, Stafford
Restoring cars at the Swan Hotel, Stafford

Ron Winkle with one of his restored cars. Mr Winkle ran a car restoration business ...

1980s
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,

Henry Venables Ltd lorry driving along South Walls whilst taking part in the Stafford ...

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Donor ref:P97.004.0162 (18/1873)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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