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Gregness Gardens at Girdleness Road, Edward Viii Pillar Box

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1307 / 57°7'50"N

Longitude: -2.0833 / 2°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 395053

OS Northings: 804422

OS Grid: NJ950044

Mapcode National: GBR SFK.LH

Mapcode Global: WH9QX.Z13C

Entry Name: Gregness Gardens at Girdleness Road, Edward Viii Pillar Box

Listing Date: 9 June 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394645

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47266

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

1936. Columnar pillar box with swept frieze to shallow-domed cap, dentilled at rim. Cast-iron. Base (painted black), shaft bearing "EVIIIR" in raised gothic lettering with crown above and "Post Office" below.

Statement of Interest

One of very few post boxes cast in the short reign of Edward VIII bearing his cipher "EVIIIR". A total of 271 letter boxes were made in 1936, 161 of which were pillar boxes. Of those still surviving the only other in Aberdeen is on Desswood Place (see separate listing).

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