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Description: Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118
Date Listed: 16 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 104992
OS Grid Reference: ST6930811775
OS Grid Coordinates: 369308, 111775
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9046, -2.4378
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ST 61 SE BISHOPS CAUNDLE CORNFORD HILL
Pillar Box at
Barnes Cross at
ST 693 118
Pillar box. 1853. Manufactured by John Butt and Co. at Sweetbriars Street Foundry, Gloucester for the Gloucester and Western District of the Post Office. Cast iron. Non-standard type of pillar box of polygonal plan having moulded plinth; collecting door with inset for collection-times display below crown flanked by initials "V R"; vertical slit for letters; moulded cornice and peaked top. This pillar box is believed to be the oldest in public service (two others of different design by the same manufacturer survive; one at the National Postal Museum, London the other a private posting box at Stonehouse Hospital, Plymouth). It is only slightly later than the original Channel Islands design.
Listing NGR: ST6930811775
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Source: English Heritage
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