Blythe House

Large house, existing between 1899 and now

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Blythe House is a listed building located at 23 Blythe Road.

The main (North) block of Blythe House, seen from Hazlitt Road.
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Blythe House was built between 1899 and 1903 as the main office of the Post Office Savings Bank, which had outgrown its previous headquarter in Queen Victoria Street. By 1902 the Bank had 12,000 branches and more than 9 million accounts.

Blythe House included a post office intended to deal with the official correspondence involved in the work of the Savings Bank. The post office handled about 100,000 letters every working day.

In 1963 the government announced that the Bank’s main centre of operations would be moved to Glasgow. A small headquarters staff remained in London, moving to Charles House on Kensington High Street. The Bank finally left Blythe House in the early 1970s.

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The main (North) block of Blythe House, seen from Hazlitt Road.
Docben (Wiki Commons)


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