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Pillar Box in West Grove, Roath

Description: Pillar Box in West Grove

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 2002
Cadw Building ID: 26659

OS Grid Coordinates: 318841, 176962
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4853, -3.1690

Location: The Walk, PlasnewyddCardiff CF24 3AU

Locality: Roath
County: Cardiff
Country: Wales
Postcode: CF24 3AU

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Listing Text

Location
At the junction between West Grove and Richmond Crescent.

History
A pillar box cast by W.A. Handyside of Derby to the standard design introduced by the Post Office in 1887.

Interior

Exterior
A cylindrical cast iron pillar box painted red with slightly wider base painted black, which bears the founders' name in raised letters. The hinged door bears the embossed royal cipher 'VR'. Above it is the horizontal posting aperture flanked by 'Post Office' in relief. The box has a projecting shallow domed cap with fluted cornice.

Reason for Listing
Listed as a rare surviving Victorian pillar box, and for group value with The Mansion House opposite.

References
Robinson, Martin, Old Letter Boxes, 2000, p 12.

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.

Notes:
At the junction between West Grove and Richmond Crescent.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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