ST3289 : George V post box, Caerleon Road, Newport

taken 8 years ago, near to Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

George V post box, Caerleon Road, Newport
George V post box, Caerleon Road, Newport
Located at the corner of Caerleon Road and Heather Road. The shop, at 262 Caerleon Road, is Caerleon Road Stores. Previously the site was occupied by Graceland Stores and was at one time a post office.

Kelly's 1901 street directory locates a "letter pillar box" on the other side of the road, at 307 Caerleon Road. At this time, Heather Road did not exist : the highest even number (east side) for Caerleon Road was 228.

Speculation. One possible explanation (though I'm not convinced) is that when the Heather Road area was developed during the reign of George V (1910-1936),
a George V post box was installed outside the newly built post office, and the Victorian box on the other side of the road was moved here LinkExternal link. But why not to install the new box at 149 Caerleon Road and simply move the existing box across the road ?
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 321 895 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.0138N 2:58.9042W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 321 895
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