Pre ERII postboxes in Norfolk and Suffolk

Creative Commons License Text by Adrian S Pye, January 2011 ; This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.
Images are under a separate Creative Commons Licence.


Post boxes, letter boxes, pillar boxes, wall boxes and lamp boxes are different names for the same basic commodity. The local ease and availability of being able to post a letter to anywhere in the world.
Post boxes were introduced during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1852. The first boxes were pillar boxes and were introduced in the Channel Islands. Carlisle had the first mainland postbox. Wallboxes were introduced in 1883 and lamp boxes in 1896. Since then there have been many changes and differing designs to suit the varying conditions and needs of the community. According to the Letter Box Study Group, there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes, not all of which have known surviving examples.
Below, in no particular order a some of the examples you may be lucky enough to see in the cities, towns and villages throughout the UK.

TM1871 : The old and the new by Adrian S Pye TM4266 : Victorian post box in a modern pillar by Adrian S Pye TM4566 : Victorian Wallbox,  IP16 4613 by Adrian S Pye TM4584 : Victorian postbox by Adrian S Pye TM2878 : Victorian postbox by Adrian S Pye TF7335 : Victorian postbox and seat at Fring, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TF7335 : Victorian postbox and seat at Fring, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TF7335 : Victorian postbox at Fring, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TG4814 : Victorian Postbox at Ormesby St Michael, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TM1871 : Victorian postbox at Redlingfield by Adrian S Pye TM4190 : Victorian Postbox in Beccles by Adrian S Pye TM4495 : Victorian postbox on the old Aldeby Station at Wheatacre by Adrian S Pye TM3747 : Victorian postbox set into the wall of a barn by Adrian S Pye TM2171 : VR postbox by Adrian S Pye TM2789 : VR postbox in a brick pillar by Adrian S Pye TM2789 : VR postbox in Darrow Green Road, Denton, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TM2171 : VR postbox, detail by Adrian S Pye TM5293 : Edward VII postbox at Oulton Broad by Adrian S Pye TF6928 : Edward VII postbox at Sandringham by Adrian S Pye TG0738 : Edward VII postbox in Holt, Norfolk by Adrian S Pye TM2890 : GR letterbox by Adrian S Pye TM2788 : GR letterbox in a brick pillar by Adrian S Pye TM5292 : GR post box by Adrian S Pye TM4463 : GR post box at Leiston, Suffolk by Adrian S Pye TM4289 : GR Postbox at Ellough Road. by Adrian S Pye TM4089 : GR postbox on a ex-telegraph pole by Adrian S Pye TM4463 : GR postbox on a telegraph pole by Adrian S Pye TM5393 : GRv pillar box by Adrian S Pye TL7645 : GRVI Post Office Letter Box by Adrian S Pye TG3103 : Parish notice board, GR postbox and pylons by Adrian S Pye TM4465 : GR V postbox at Flash Corner, Theberton by Adrian S Pye TM3976 : Victorian Wallbox at Mells Bridge, near Halesworth by Adrian S Pye TM3674 : Redundant wallbox at Walpole by Adrian S Pye TG0536 : GR postbox of the lampbox type by Adrian S Pye TG2708 : Edward VII pillar post box number NR7 710 by Adrian S Pye TM5190 : Edward VII pillar postbox in Carlton Colville by Adrian S Pye TM3395 : Victorian postbox in a brick pillar near Thwaite church by Adrian S Pye TG0224 : Victorian pillar postbox by Adrian S Pye TG3900 : GR wallbox at Nogdam End by Adrian S Pye TM4977 : Large Edward VII pillar postbox at Reydon by Adrian S Pye TG2513 : Disused Victorian postbox by Adrian S Pye TM4656 : GR postbox in Aldeburgh - close-up by Adrian S Pye TF9813 : Victorian wall postbox number NR19 1923 by Adrian S Pye TM4162 : GR postbox number IP17 4641 on Saxmundham Road by Adrian S Pye TF7218 : G VI R postbox No PE32 318 by Adrian S Pye TG2032 : GR wallbox at Alby on the A140 by Adrian S Pye TG1906 : Early Victorian pillarbox in Colney Lane, Norwich by Adrian S Pye TM5099 : Victorian wall postbox at Lound by Adrian S Pye



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