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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
Entry Name: Posting Box Built into Front Wall of Number 1 Ivy Cottages (Post Office)
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103256
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163024
Location: Hexton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5
District: North 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
TL 1030 (West side)
8/14 Posting box built into
- front wall of No. 1
Ivy Cottages (Post Office)
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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