O2314 : Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley

taken 4 years ago, near to Killough, Kilmacanoge, Ballyorney, Killbride and Kilmurry, Wicklow, Ireland

Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley
Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley
A very rare hexagonal 'Penfold' LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) pillar box located on the R755 in the Rocky Valley, west of Kilmacanogue. It possibly dates from 1868 and was manufactured by Cochrane and Company of Dudley.
Foundry inscriptions etc, Ireland
A series of photographs showing manhole covers, fire hydrants, gratings, foundry plaques/inscriptions etc. in 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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Date Taken
Friday, 1 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 4 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
Victorian Penfold  Pillar Box 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 236 146 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.1107N 6:9.0873W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 236 146
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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