SK8369 : Manor Farm, Spalford

near to Spalford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Manor Farm, Spalford
Manor Farm, Spalford
An attractive set of brick outbuildings. The postbox (Spalford (ref. NG23 61)) can be seen in detail here LinkExternal link
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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2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
VR  Wall Box 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick and Tile 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8367 6921 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.8024N 0:44.9117W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 83673 69201
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Farm Outbuildings 

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