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Pillar Box in West Grove

A Grade II Listed Building in Plasnewydd, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4858 / 51°29'8"N

Longitude: -3.1702 / 3°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 318841

OS Northings: 176962

OS Grid: ST188769

Mapcode National: GBR KLK.3C

Mapcode Global: VH6F7.0XDD

Entry Name: Pillar Box in West Grove

Listing Date: 24 May 2002

Last Amended: 24 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26659

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: At the junction between West Grove and Richmond Crescent.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Plasnewydd

Locality: Tredegarville

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

A pillar box cast by W.A. Handyside of Derby to the standard design introduced by the Post Office in 1887.

Exterior

A cylindrical cast iron pillar box painted red with slightly wider base painted black, which bears the founders' name in raised letters. The hinged door bears the embossed royal cipher 'VR'. Above it is the horizontal posting aperture flanked by 'Post Office' in relief. The box has a projecting shallow domed cap with fluted cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare surviving Victorian pillar box, and for group value with The Mansion House opposite.

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