TQ2481 : Victorian Penfold type postbox (1), corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London

taken 4 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Victorian Penfold type postbox (1), corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London
Victorian Penfold type postbox (1), corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London
This is one of the postboxes designed by the architect J.W. Penfold and as can be seen they are quite ornate. They were manufactured by Cochrane & Co of Dudley, Worcestershire from 1866 to 1879, so this one has been is use for over 135 years. Today there are thought to be only about 92 surviving with two "clusters", where there are several - one in Cheltenham and the other here in Kensington. Much later replicas were manufactured in 1988-89 by another firm for use in historic and tourist locations. The box photographed here is an original.

Postbox no. W10 14. Post code: W10 5UF. Last collection: 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 12 noon Saturday.

The box can be seen in location here:- TQ2481 : Corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London.

TQ2481 : Victorian Penfold type postbox (2), corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London.
TQ2481 : Victorian Penfold type postbox (3), corner of Ladbroke Grove & Oxford Gardens, Kensington, London.
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P L Chadwick   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 7 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 242 815 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1369N 0:12.6545W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 242 815
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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