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Latitude: 50.9046 / 50°54'16"N
Longitude: -2.4378 / 2°26'16"W
OS Eastings: 369308
OS Northings: 111775
OS Grid: ST693117
Mapcode National: GBR MY.R865
Mapcode Global: FRA 56SQ.238
Entry Name: Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237251
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104992
Location: Holwell, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Holwell
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Holwell St Laurence
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 61 SE BISHOPS CAUNDLE CORNFORD HILL
Pillar Box at
Barnes Cross at
ST 693 118
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
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