Victorian Postboxes :: Shared Description

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.
by N Chadwick
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TF0605 : Triple communications at Pilsgate by Alan Murray-Rust
SU7884 : Victorian Postbox, Aston by N Chadwick
SP2069 : Victorian postbox at Rowington by Tiger
O2314 : Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley by Rossographer
SK5539 : Lenton Boulevard/Arthur Avenue postbox ref NG7 86 by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7146 : Kneeton postbox ref NG13 115 by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5940 : Victorian postbox, Upper Grosvenor Rd by N Chadwick
TQ6666 : Victorian Postbox, Luddesdown by N Chadwick
SK7234 : Victorian wall box, Langar by Alan Murray-Rust
NT3264 : Lothian Bridge postbox ref EH22 39 by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2577 : Victorian Post Box, Ifield Road, London by PAUL FARMER
TQ5785 : Victorian postbox, Manor Farm by N Chadwick
J3267 : Victorian wall box, Ballylesson, Belfast (2) by Albert Bridge
TR1436 : Victorian Postbox, Sandling Station by N Chadwick
W7966 : VR wall box - Cobh (Republic of Ireland) by The Carlisle Kid
NY9364 : VR pillar box - Hexham - September 2018 by The Carlisle Kid
SJ6604 : Colebrookdale Museum of Iron - May 2018 by The Carlisle Kid
SX4753 : Victorian Postbox by N Chadwick
SK8369 : Manor Farm, Spalford  by Alan Murray-Rust
NY4055 : Replica Penfold VR post box - Carlisle by The Carlisle Kid
TL0550 : Victorian Postbox, De Parys Avenue by N Chadwick
NZ1800 : Two Queens by Tiger
J3375 : Victorian pillar box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
TQ5952 : A Victorian postbox off Upper Green Rd, Shipbourne by N Chadwick
SU8586 : Victorian Postbox by N Chadwick

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Created: Wed, 28 Mar 2012, Updated: Thu, 12 Apr 2012

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