Survey Data

Reg No

50010515


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Social Technical


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1930 - 1950


Coordinates

315974, 234488


Date Recorded

20/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding oval-plan cast-iron double post box on plinth base, installed c.1940, with raised P&T insignia, moulded neck, dentillated frieze and shallow domed cap. Raised lettering 'Post Office' to neck. Paired letter boxes to front (east) face.

Appraisal

Prominently located on one of the main city thoroughfares, this attractive piece of street furniture remains in use, and the pair of letter boxes indicates a high volume of use. It represents a notable example of the high quality of mass-produced cast ironwork made in the early twentieth century. The raised Gaelic script lettering was used by the State for many official purposes in its early decades.