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Desswood Place at Prince Arthur Street, Edward Viii Pillar Box

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394797

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47478

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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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 Girdleness Road (see separate listing).

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