J2287 : Victorian wall box, Parkgate (1)

taken 8 years ago, near to Parkgate, Northern Ireland

Victorian wall box, Parkgate (1)
Victorian wall box, Parkgate (1)
A VR wall box on the Burn Road (to/from Templepatrick), Parkgate. The number BT39 139 is clearly visible in the original photograph. According to the Royal Mail BT39 139 should be at 6 Logwood Road, Bruslee and this one should have the number “BT39 446”. J2287 : Victorian wall box, Parkgate (2) shows the box in its geographical setting.
Postboxes, rest of Northern Ireland

A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes, in the rest of Northern Ireland, within postcodes BT16-94. Link shows the postboxes within Belfast.

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
Saturday, 1 June, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 1 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
Parkgate 
Postbox (from Tags)
Wall Box 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 226 876 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.3354N 6:5.8346W
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Irish: geotagged! J 226 876
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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