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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TQ4145 : Victorian postbox, Haxted Mill by N Chadwick
NT3164 : Postbox in the churchyard wall at Cockpen by Alan Murray-Rust
TA0831 : Victorian postbox, Falmouth St by N Chadwick
SK7740 : Orston postbox ref NG13 326 by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6839 : Saxondale Village postbox (ref 71R) by Alan Murray-Rust
TR2760 : Victorian Postbox, Ware by N Chadwick
D4302 : Letter box, Islandmagee by Albert Bridge
TQ5639 : Victorian Postbox, Rusthall Rd by N Chadwick
NM2824 : VR Pillar Box - Iona by The Carlisle Kid
TQ5755 : Postbox, Pillar Box Rd by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Victorian Postbox, Culverden Park. by N Chadwick
TQ4658 : Victorian postbox by N Chadwick
TQ8344 : Victorian Postbox, Wheeler St by N Chadwick
TQ5940 : Victorian Postbox, Upper Grosvenor Rd by N Chadwick
TQ5842 : Victorian Postbox, Park House Gardens by N Chadwick
NY1808 : Victorian postbox, Wasdale Head by N Chadwick
TR3664 : Victorian Postbox by N Chadwick
TQ5846 : Victorian Postbox, Tonbridge Station by N Chadwick
TQ5939 : Victorian Postbox, Carlton Rd by N Chadwick
SK5330 : Meadow End post-box, Ref No. NG11 114 by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ8464 : Victorian Postbox, The Street, Hartlip by N Chadwick
O2314 : Victorian Postbox, Rocky Valley by Rossographer
M2925 : Victorian postbox, University Rd by N Chadwick
SD9353 : Victorian Postbox, Masons Arms by N Chadwick
TL4458 : Victorian postbox, Outside King's College by N Chadwick

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

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