Survey Data

Reg No

50010760


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic, Historical, Social


Original Use

Post box


In Use As

Post box


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

315856, 235627


Date Recorded

07/09/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding cast-iron pillar box, erected c.1880. Cylindrical cast-iron pillar box with flat-domed top and fluted collar. Shaft bears royal insignia of Queen Victoria 'VR'. Maker's inscription to base reads 'A. HANDYSIDE & CO. LTD. DERBY & LONDON'.

Appraisal

This appealing cast-iron artefact makes a subtle impression on the streetscape. Displaying a high standard of design and detailing, this remnant from the Victorian era continues to fulfil its function and is testimony to the robust quality of manufacture while adding interest to the streetscape and recalling the colonial era in Ireland.