SP2069 : Victorian postbox at Rowington

taken 4 years ago, near to Rowington, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Victorian postbox at Rowington
Victorian postbox at Rowington
Postbox № CV35 120 is set in the wall outside the Old Vicarage. The last collection from Monday to Friday is at 3.45pm, but the hour of the Saturday morning collection is obscured by one of the rivets securing the notice. Also the small note below warns that there were no collections from 25-27 December 2003, nearly ten years before this photo was taken! For a wider view of the location see SP2069 : Converted barn at the Old Vicarage.
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
Victorian 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2035 6930 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.2856N 1:42.1715W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2034 6929
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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