SE5822 : Railway Station | Hensall, Goole postbox (ref. DN14 22)

near to Hensall, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Railway Station | Hensall, Goole postbox (ref. DN14 22)
Railway Station | Hensall, Goole postbox (ref. DN14 22)
VR wallbox built into the old station house. The owner of the house has made a feature of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway which built the station.
Victorian Postboxes
In the British Isles the first pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. In 1853 the first pillar box in Britain was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle. In 1856 Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes. Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted.
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2011
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Railways  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
VR  Wall Box 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5852 2283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.9183N 1:6.9074W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5852 2283
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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