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Wall and Letter Box at Ngr St06162285

A Grade II Listed Building in Stawley, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9975 / 50°59'50"N

Longitude: -3.3385 / 3°20'18"W

OS Eastings: 306168

OS Northings: 122860

OS Grid: ST061228

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.KG1H

Mapcode Global: FRA 36WG.Z20

Entry Name: Wall and Letter Box at Ngr St06162285

Listing Date: 26 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270115

Location: Stawley, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Stawley

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Stawley

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


6/136 Wall and Letter Box at NGR ST 0616 2285

- II

Wall and letter box. Letter box, produced 1857-59, probably reset in wall. By
Smith and Hawkes of Birmingham for the Post Office. Cast iron. Rectangular
aperture with added hood obscuring the words Post Office, below rectangular
moulded section divided vertically into 4 unequal parts; below apeture are
inscribed the words: LETTER BOX, CLEARED AT, with VR and a crown inserted
between, the second panel obscured by attached piece of plastic, third and
largest section topped with added slot for numbers, keyhole bottom left, lower
panel blank. Wall, red sandstone random rubble about 1.25 metres high and 9
metres long, curved with chamfered coping of alternate brick and concrete
render. Letter box opening surrounded by irregular brickwork, left half of wall
obscured by ivy at the time of survey (January 1984). This is an example of the
first standard wall box produced for the Post Office, known as the WB72, only 7
of which are known to survive in England. (The Letter Box Study Group).

Listing NGR: ST0616822860

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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