SK6837 : Main Street, Cropwell Butler postbox ref NG12 30

taken 7 years ago, near to Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Main Street, Cropwell Butler postbox ref NG12 30
Main Street, Cropwell Butler postbox ref NG12 30
VR wallbox. This is not the original location for the village postbox, which was further down Main Street, opposite The Plough on maps up to 1900. By the 1912 edition it had moved to this location, but there was by this stage a Post Office opposite The Plough.
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
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
VR  Wall Box 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6836 3723 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.6881N 0:59.0717W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6835 3721
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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