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North Circular Road, Dorset Street Lower, Dublin, Dublin City
50010715
Representative
Reg. No.50010715
Date1920 - 1940
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315828, 235780
Categories of Special InterestARTISTIC SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usepost box
 
Description
Freestanding cast-iron pillar box, manufactured c.1930, with round plan, domed top and moulded corona. Now disused. Raised and framed notice slot beneath moulded frame of letter slot. Integrated handle to hinged opening with 'P & T' in traditional raised lettering. Located at junction of North Circular Road and Dorset Street Lower.

Appraisal

This is a typical example of a post box type standardised in 1874, which can be dated by the insignia they carry. This one dates to the second or third decade of the twentieth century. Though disused, it has value as functional design heritage, and provides visual interest and context.
 
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