Sir Rowland Hill 1795-1879 Founder
The World's First Uniform Postal Rate
The Penny Post
Lived in a Farmhouse now Horsehills Drive off Compton Road c1788-1802
Married Caroline Pearson
St Peter's Church 1827
Sir Rowland Hill KCB, FRS (3 December 1795 – 27 August 1879) was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer. He campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, based on the concept of Uniform Penny Post and his solution of prepayment, facilitating the safe, speedy and cheap transfer of letters. Hill later served as a government postal official, and he is usually credited with originating the basic concepts of the modern postal service, including the invention of the postage stamp.