SK1630 : VR wallbox

taken 11 years ago, near to Sudbury, Derbyshire, Great Britain

VR wallbox
VR wallbox
Built into the outhouse of a pub, the location nevertheless was probably chosen for its nearness to the railway station. This has disappeared, but the postbox survives, although the vegetation is in a good way to obscuring it.
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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SK1630, 21 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 July, 2007
Geographical Context
Communications  Village, Rural settlement 
Postbox (from Tags)
VR  Wall Box 
Category
Postbox   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 162 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.4065N 1:45.6189W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 162 306
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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