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Wall with Posting Box Outside Glebe House, Great Gaddesden

Description: Wall with Posting Box Outside Glebe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157894

OS Grid Reference: TL0276011121
OS Grid Coordinates: 502760, 211121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7893, -0.5115

Location: Piper's Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BY

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP1 3BY

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/115 Wall with posting box
- outside Glebe House


Wall with posting box. C18 wall, posting box 1861 (of the earliest type
of wallbox used in this county, only 2 remain, here and at Hexton
c.1860) of the type in use by Post Office 1859-1861. By Smith and Hawkes
of Birmingham. Cast iron, painted red, set in short red brick roadside
wall, about 1.5m high. Narrow box front 10 inches wide x 30 inches tall.
Pedimented top with hood bearing the words 'POST OFFICE'. Small aperture
under hood has metal flap and 'LETTER BOX' on lower rim. Door divided
into 3 horizontal panels; upper one has royal cipher 'VR' with crown and
the words 'CLEARED AT'; blank middle panel for impermanent gunned or
painted table; the lower contains the lock. Large fixed panel below door
with maker's name at bottom. (Branch Johnson (1970) 135).

Listing NGR: TL0275411115

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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