NY9650 : Postbox, Abbey Gatehouse, Blanchland

taken 9 years ago, near to Blanchland, Northumberland, Great Britain

Postbox, Abbey Gatehouse, Blanchland
Postbox, Abbey Gatehouse, Blanchland
The post office incorporated into the Abbey Gatehouse features an unusual "Ludlow" style white postbox which is thought to be one of only three in the country. The first wall boxes were installed in 1857 and presumably this one followed some time after. Originally postboxes could be any colour and thanks to Hilda Askew who was postmistress for 34 years this one retained its original colour when it was proposed to paint it red.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9657 5036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.8820N 2:3.2966W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9657 5036
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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