History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Pillar Box on North Side of Junction with Parabola Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.8979 / 51°53'52"N

Longitude: -2.0817 / 2°4'54"W

OS Eastings: 394473

OS Northings: 222157

OS Grid: SO944221

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.VYH

Mapcode Global: VH947.VKVD

Entry Name: Pillar Box on North Side of Junction with Parabola Road

Listing Date: 6 July 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474136

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


630-1/12/194 (West side)
06/07/77 Pillar box on north side of junction
with Parabola Road


Pillar box. 1866-79. Designed by JW Penfold. Manufactured by
Cochrane Grove Company of Dudley. Hexagonal letter box with
elaborate leaf decorated crest and lettering `VR'. Cheltenham
has 8 of the 94 surviving Penfold-type Victorian pillar boxes
reputed to remain in the country. There are others in College
Lawn (qv), Douro Road (qv), Evesham Road (qv), Lansdown Road
(qv), Montpellier Walk (qv), Pittville Circus Road (qv) and St
Paul's Road (qv).
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 99; Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork:
Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 68-9).

Listing NGR: SO9447322157

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.