2008

NY4055 : Replica Victorian pillar box outside the Old Town Hall

taken 16 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Replica Victorian pillar box outside the Old Town Hall
Replica Victorian pillar box outside the Old Town Hall
The first roadside pillar box in mainland Britain was erected in 1853 at Botchergate NY4055 : Former Post Office, Botchergate. The early boxes did not have a standard design, and we have not yet found an illustration of the original one in Carlisle. The box in this photo is a copy of the Penfold design, produced between 1866-79. It is one of many replica Penfolds produced in 1989, to be placed in historic and tourist locations LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . For details of inscription, see NY4055 : Commemorative plaque on replica pillar box.

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Category: Postbox
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Carlisle [934] · Old Town Hall [50] Other Photos: · Plaque commemorating first pillar box in mainland Britain ·
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Rose and Trev Clough   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 May, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4008 5595 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.6805N 2:56.1468W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4008 5595
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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