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Wall and Letter Box at Ngr St06162285, Stawley

Description: Wall and Letter Box at Ngr St06162285

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 270115

OS Grid Reference: ST0616822860
OS Grid Coordinates: 306168, 122860
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9975, -3.3385

Locality: Stawley
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 0HP

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Listing Text


6/136 Wall and Letter Box at NGR ST 0616 2285

- II

Wall and letter box. Letter box, produced 1857-59, probably reset in wall. By
Smith and Hawkes of Birmingham for the Post Office. Cast iron. Rectangular
aperture with added hood obscuring the words Post Office, below rectangular
moulded section divided vertically into 4 unequal parts; below apeture are
inscribed the words: LETTER BOX, CLEARED AT, with VR and a crown inserted
between, the second panel obscured by attached piece of plastic, third and
largest section topped with added slot for numbers, keyhole bottom left, lower
panel blank. Wall, red sandstone random rubble about 1.25 metres high and 9
metres long, curved with chamfered coping of alternate brick and concrete
render. Letter box opening surrounded by irregular brickwork, left half of wall
obscured by ivy at the time of survey (January 1984). This is an example of the
first standard wall box produced for the Post Office, known as the WB72, only 7
of which are known to survive in England. (The Letter Box Study Group).

Listing NGR: ST0616822860

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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