Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

GPO Sorting Office

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51°24'30"-00°18'08" show decimal

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GPO Sorting Office
Ashdown Road, 16 Orchard Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

The sorting office is still listed in paperwork as 16 Orchard Road, though it is actually now on Ashdown Road (the roads were altered with the establishment of Wheatfield Way.

The former GPO Sorting Office in Kingston is currently empty, but there are proposals to convert the listed building into residences for students at Kingston University.

How to get here:

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Bus: Kingston Bus Map - Bus stops D1/D2/E1/E2/E3 on Eden Street. Walk down Ashdown Road to the sorting office building at the end. +

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Road: M3 - Exit at junction one (Sunbury) onto the roundabout and then follow the A308 east towards Hampton Court. Then continue along the A308 to Kingston, crossing the river and then following the one-way system towards Surbiton (A420). Head along Wheatfield Way, and then turn right into Ashdown Road. Parking: roadside (only checked on Sunday). +

 

Access: publicStatus: unrecognisableSorting Office

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Photograph taken: 18th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

"There has been a fair bit of demolition around the sorting office, with just the listed building left, it seems. The door seen in the story didn't appear to be anywhere around the building!"

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1)
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Filmed: 26 Sep 1973
The Doctor and Sarah try the local police station but find it locked and deserted.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Palmer Crescent (Invasion of the Dinosaurs). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Kent Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.20 miles.

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South Lane (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.26 miles.

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Canbury Gardens (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.65 miles.

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Lower Ham Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.67 miles.

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Parkfields Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.35 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Kingston Council - Proposed developments for Ashdown Road (and former sorting office

Related Stories

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs [26 Sep 1973]: The Doctor and Sarah find a closed police station

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