Survey Data

Reg No

22901014


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1880 - 1900


Coordinates

268590, 113749


Date Recorded

05/01/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Wall-mounted cast-iron post box, c.1890, with raised "VR" royal cipher. Set in painted rendered wall.

Appraisal

A discreet item of street furniture, which has a subtle impact on the visual appeal of the streetscape. The various raised details enhance the design quality of the post box, while the royal cipher in particular is of interest as a reminder of Ireland as part of the British Empire. The post box remains in reasonable condition, and is a good example of early mass-produced cast-iron ware.