Survey Data

Reg No

31204039


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1899 - 1901


Coordinates

124448, 318944


Date Recorded

11/12/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding cast-iron "pillar box" post box, between 1899-1901; extant 1926, with "VR [Victoria Regina]" royal cipher. Street fronted on concrete footpath. Additional photography by James Fraher

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 an urban street scene 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.