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Albert Drive, Edward Viii Pillar Box

A Category B Listed Building in Pollokshields, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8426 / 55°50'33"N

Longitude: -4.2749 / 4°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 257650

OS Northings: 663385

OS Grid: NS576633

Mapcode National: GBR 0GT.HB

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.9DKT

Entry Name: Albert Drive, Edward Viii Pillar Box

Listing Date: 9 March 2007

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399373

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50819

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Pollokshields

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Carron Company, Stirlingshire (embossed signature), 1936. Columnar cast-iron pillar box with swept frieze to shallow-domed cap, dentilled at rim. Base (painted black) with signature, shaft with '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. Only a handful of these are thought to remain. Located at corner of Albert Drive and Herriet Street.

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