Categories of Special Interest
Historical, Social, Technical
In Use As
1860 - 1900
Wall-mounted cast-iron post box, c.1880, with 'VR' royal cipher and raised crown motif. Set in brick wall to the west end of the now largely demolished Killucan Train Station.
An attractive, if simple, item of street furniture that represents an early-surviving artefact of mass-produced cast-iron ware. The modest design of the box is enhanced by the royal cipher (identifying the reign of Queen Victoria between 1837-1901) and the crown motif, which enliven the appearance of this otherwise functional object. This is an unusually large example of a post box and its location, outside Killucan Train Station, suggests that it may be an early-Victorian model. Many pre-independence post boxes were simply painted green and retained their royal insignia but are becoming a rarer sight and are worthy of retention.