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Posting Box Built into Front Wall of Number 1 Ivy Cottages (Post Office)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hexton, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9631 / 51°57'47"N

Longitude: -0.3912 / 0°23'28"W

OS Eastings: 510631

OS Northings: 230629

OS Grid: TL106306

Mapcode National: GBR H5J.XKD

Mapcode Global: VHFR2.5XJF

Plus Code: 9C3XXJ75+7G

Entry Name: Posting Box Built into Front Wall of Number 1 Ivy Cottages (Post Office)

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163024

Location: Hexton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hexton

Built-Up Area: Hexton

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hexton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 1030 (West side)

8/14 Posting box built into
- front wall of No. 1
Ivy Cottages (Post Office)

- II

Posting box. Set up 1860, the earliest in Hertfordshire, moved to
present position 1922 from wall of the Manor Lodge. Cast iron painted
red. The front is a narrow rectangular upright panel 30 inches x 10
inches. Flat pedimented top: hood below with 'POST OFFICE' in raised
letters: small postal aperture below hood with metal flap and on lower
rim 'LETTER BOX'. Door below divided into 3 horizontal panels: top one
carries the royal Cypher 'V R' with crown and the words 'CLEARED AT': the
middle panel is blank for impermanent pasted or painted notices of the
time(s) of clearing: the bottom panel contains the keyhole and lock.
There is a large plain panel to the box below the door, and on the
bottom rim the makers' name, 'SMITH AND HAWKES BIRMINGHAM'. Wall boxes
were introduced in 1857. (Branch Johnson (1970)135,168: Ashley Cooper

Listing NGR: TL1063130629

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