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Latitude: 57.1457 / 57°8'44"N
Longitude: -2.1235 / 2°7'24"W
OS Eastings: 392627
OS Northings: 806101
OS Grid: NJ926061
Mapcode National: GBR S7V.SM
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CN2C
Entry Name: Desswood Place at Prince Arthur Street, Edward Viii Pillar Box
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394797
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47478
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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 Girdleness Road (see separate listing).
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