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Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118, Holwell

Description: Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118

Grade: II*
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

Location: Cornford Hill, Holwell, Dorset DT9 5LA

Locality: Holwell
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 5LA

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Pillar Box at
Barnes Cross at
ST 693 118

II* (star)

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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