O2314 : Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley

taken 3 years ago, near to Killough, Kilmacanoge, Ballyorney, Killbride and Kilmurry, Wicklow, Ireland

Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley
Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley
The rare 'Penfold' pillar box shown in O2314 : Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley - this shows it in context at the side of the R755 west of Kilmacanogue. The box is protected by a small fence.
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)
Submitted
Monday, 4 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Postbox 
Street Furniture (from Tags)
Postbox 
Place (from Tags)
Kilmanogue 
Postbox (from Tags)
Pillar Box  Victorian Penfold 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 236 146 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.1105N 6:9.0783W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 236 146
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Pillar Box  Victorian Postbox  Postbox  Victorian (Penfold) Post Box  Penfold Post Box  Penfold Postbox  Penfold Pillarbox 

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