Survey Data

Reg No

22816110


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1901 - 1905


Coordinates

258281, 101400


Date Recorded

22/09/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Pier-mounted cast-iron "wall box" post box, extant 1905, with "ER [Edwardus Rex] VII" royal cipher. Set in rendered pier.

Appraisal

A "wall box" post box supplied by W.T. Allen and Company (fl. 1881-1955) of London representing an interesting example of mass-produced cast-iron work making a pleasing, if largely inconspicuous visual statement in Turkey Road with embellishments identifying the artistic potential of the composition including the King Edward VII (1841-1910; r. 1901-10) royal cipher of additional significance as an imprinted reminder of the period when Ireland formed part of the British Empire.