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Edward Viii Letter Box, Kay Park Terrace, Kilmarnock

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6114 / 55°36'40"N

Longitude: -4.4848 / 4°29'5"W

OS Eastings: 243585

OS Northings: 638110

OS Grid: NS435381

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.MFK6

Mapcode Global: WH3QB.27M2

Plus Code: 9C7QJG68+H3

Entry Name: Edward Viii Letter Box, Kay Park Terrace, Kilmarnock

Listing Name: Kay Park Terrace, Edward VIII Pillar Box

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396212

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48742

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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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 the few post boxes cast in the short reign of Edward VIII bearing his cipher "EVIIIR". A total of 271 letterboxes were made in 1936, 161 of which were pillar boxes. The Edward VIII post box is regarded as scarce, and this is the only example of its type in Kilmarnock. It is sited in Kay Park Terrace facing NW, near the junction with Kay Park Crescent. The post box was installed as part of the 1937 Coronation celebrations within the town. The main streets were decorated with bunting and flags but these were soon taken down, but the box remained.

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