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Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holwell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9046 / 50°54'16"N

Longitude: -2.4378 / 2°26'16"W

OS Eastings: 369308

OS Northings: 111775

OS Grid: ST693117

Mapcode National: GBR MY.R865

Mapcode Global: FRA 56SQ.238

Plus Code: 9C2VWH36+VV

Entry Name: Pillar Box at Barnes Cross at St 693 118

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104992

Location: Holwell, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Holwell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Holwell St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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(West Side)
Pillar Box at
Barnes Cross at
ST 693 118

II* (star)

Pillar box. 1853. Manufactured by John Butt and Co. at Sweetbriars Street Foundry, Gloucester for the Gloucester and Western District of the Post Office. Cast iron. Non-standard type of pillar box of polygonal plan having moulded plinth; collecting door with inset for collection-times display below crown flanked by initials "V R"; vertical slit for letters; moulded cornice and peaked top. This pillar box is believed to be the oldest in public service (two others of different design by the same manufacturer survive; one at the National Postal Museum, London the other a private posting box at Stonehouse Hospital, Plymouth). It is only slightly later than the original Channel Islands design.

Listing NGR: ST6930811775

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