Survey Data

Reg No

41310031


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Social Technical


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1880 - 1900


Coordinates

284298, 303749


Date Recorded

22/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Cast-iron wall-mounted post box, erected c.1890, with 'VR' insignia, crown motif, and with maker's mark 'WT Allen & Co London' to base, mounted in painted ruled-and-lined rendered wall of two-storey house at end of terrace.

Appraisal

The cast-iron post box forms a modest though attractive part of the streetscape. Its recognizable form and simple detail illustrate the artistic qualities of mass production at the time of the casting and remains in use as an important feature in the social and urban fabric of the town.