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Description: Wall with Posting Box Outside Glebe House
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
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GREAT GADDESDEN PIPERS HILL
TL 01 SW
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
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Source: English Heritage
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