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Latitude: 51.4858 / 51°29'8"N
Longitude: -3.1702 / 3°10'12"W
OS Eastings: 318841
OS Northings: 176962
OS Grid: ST188769
Mapcode National: GBR KLK.3C
Mapcode Global: VH6F7.0XDD
Entry Name: Pillar Box in West Grove
Listing Date: 24 May 2002
Last Amended: 24 May 2002
Source ID: 26659
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: At the junction between West Grove and Richmond Crescent.
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
A pillar box cast by W.A. Handyside of Derby to the standard design introduced by the Post Office in 1887.
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.
Listed as a rare surviving Victorian pillar box, and for group value with The Mansion House opposite.
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