J3276 : Victorian pillar box, Belfast

taken 9 years ago, near to Cliftonville, Skegoneill, Whitehouse and Greencastle, Northern Ireland

Victorian pillar box, Belfast
Victorian pillar box, Belfast
VR pillar box (BT15 425), on the Cavehill Road, at Cedar Avenue, opposite the Waterworks.
Postboxes, Belfast BT1-15

A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes within postcodes BT1-15. Link shows the postboxes in the rest of Northern Ireland.

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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Friday, 25 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 25 May, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 329 769 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.3997N 5:56.5799W
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Irish: geotagged! J 329 769
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