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Gpo Pillar Box to West of Junction with Blackley Park Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpurhey, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.517 / 53°31'1"N

Longitude: -2.2133 / 2°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 385956

OS Northings: 402274

OS Grid: SD859022

Mapcode National: GBR DR2.F8

Mapcode Global: WHB98.ZV7P

Plus Code: 9C5VGQ8P+QM

Entry Name: Gpo Pillar Box to West of Junction with Blackley Park Road

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457193

Location: Harpurhey, Manchester, M9

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Harpurhey

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Blackley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/3/710 (West side)
03/10/74 GPO pillar box to west of junction
with Blackley Park Road


GPO pillar box. Of type dating from 1859-79, known as
"Hexagonal Penfold". Cast-iron. Hexagonal section, approx. 2m
high, with moulded base lettered "COCHRANE / & CO / DUDLEY",
semi-hexagonal door with ornamental monogram "VR", band with
posting slot in front and "POST" on sides, frieze with Royal
Arms, moulded cornice with band of large beads, and shallow
ogee cap of acanthus leaves with ball-flower finial. The only
surviving free-standing Victorian pillar box in the city.

Listing NGR: SD8595602274

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