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Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor

Listing Date: 24 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477015

Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN7

County: Hertfordshire

District: Broxbourne

Town: Broxbourne

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

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Listing Text

TL3302SW CHESHUNT HALSTEAD HILL, Goffs Oaks
(Northeast, Off)

40/4/10014 Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor


II


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

TL3302SW CHESHUNT HALSTEAD HILL, Goffs Oaks
(Northeast, Off)

40/4/10014 Fluted Letter Box in Grounds of Colesgrove Manor


II


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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