Survey Data

Reg No

15503093


Date

1883 - 1901


County

County Wexford


Coordinates

304821, 121959


Description

Freestanding cast-iron "pillar box" post box, between 1883-1901, with "VR [Victoria Regina]" royal cipher. Street fronted on concrete brick cobbled footpath.

Appraisal

A "pillar box" post box supplied by A. [Andrew] Handyside and Company (established 1848) of Derby and London representing an interesting example of mass-produced cast-iron work making a pleasing, if largely inconspicuous visual statement in Main Street North with embellishments identifying the artistic potential of the composition including the Queen Victoria (1819-1901; r. 1837-1901) royal cipher of additional significance as an imprinted reminder of the period when Ireland formed part of the British Empire.