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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
Entry Name: Kay Park Terrace, Edward Viii Pillar Box
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396212
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48742
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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 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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