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Latitude: 51.7059 / 51°42'21"N
Longitude: -0.0725 / 0°4'20"W
OS Eastings: 533284
OS Northings: 202558
OS Grid: TL332025
Mapcode National: GBR KCQ.SMB
Mapcode Global: VHGQ1.PDJ2
Plus Code: 9C3XPW4H+92
Entry Name: Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor
Listing Date: 24 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245242
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477015
Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN7
Electoral Ward/Division: Goffs Oak
Built-Up Area: Cheshunt
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Cheshunt
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL3302SW CHESHUNT HALSTEAD HILL, Goffs Oaks
40/4/10014 Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor
Pillar Box - a unique Fluted Giant' made in 1855-6 by Smith and Hawkes of Birmingham to design of Post Office Architect Mr. Edge. Cast Iron, painted red. Fluted shaft, with vertical opening and frieze inscribed POST OFFICE'. Tall domed cap topped by a crown on a tasselled cushion, the whole rising to nearly eight feet high. The survivor of only three such pillar boxes, the design subsequently dismissed on grounds of excessive cost. Originally sited either at the City end of London Bridge near the Fishmongers' Hall, or at New Street, Birmingham. Taken out of service in the 1880s, exhibited in 1890 for the penny Post Jubilee Celebrations, and loaned to curator of the National Postal Museum, who installed it at Colesgrove Manor.
Listing NGR: TL3328402558
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