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Wall with Posting Box Outside Glebe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7893 / 51°47'21"N

Longitude: -0.5115 / 0°30'41"W

OS Eastings: 502760

OS Northings: 211121

OS Grid: TL027111

Mapcode National: GBR G65.X2L

Mapcode Global: VHFRZ.29Y4

Entry Name: Wall with Posting Box Outside Glebe House

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157894

Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Great Gaddesden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/115 Wall with posting box
- outside Glebe House


Wall with posting box. C18 wall, posting box 1861 (of the earliest type
of wallbox used in this county, only 2 remain, here and at Hexton
c.1860) of the type in use by Post Office 1859-1861. By Smith and Hawkes
of Birmingham. Cast iron, painted red, set in short red brick roadside
wall, about 1.5m high. Narrow box front 10 inches wide x 30 inches tall.
Pedimented top with hood bearing the words 'POST OFFICE'. Small aperture
under hood has metal flap and 'LETTER BOX' on lower rim. Door divided
into 3 horizontal panels; upper one has royal cipher 'VR' with crown and
the words 'CLEARED AT'; blank middle panel for impermanent gunned or
painted table; the lower contains the lock. Large fixed panel below door
with maker's name at bottom. (Branch Johnson (1970) 135).

Listing NGR: TL0275411115

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