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Corner of Great George Street and Cecil Street, Edward Viii Post Box

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8747 / 55°52'29"N

Longitude: -4.2887 / 4°17'19"W

OS Eastings: 256903

OS Northings: 666987

OS Grid: NS569669

Mapcode National: GBR 0CF.PT

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.3L0Q

Entry Name: Corner of Great George Street and Cecil Street, Edward Viii Post Box

Listing Date: 24 March 2010

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400453

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51529

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

1936. Columnar pillar box with swept frieze to shallow domed cap, dentilled at rim. Situated at prominent corner site. Red and black painted cast iron. Deep base, shaft with face to E forming door, with cup handle and lock. Rectangular opening above. Door with EVIIIR in raised Gothic script with crown above and POST OFFICE below.

Statement of Interest

During the 325 days of Edward VIII's reign in 1936, 161 pillar boxes were made and erected throughout Britain. Very few of these are thought to survive intact, as the logo on many was subsequently changed to that of George VI.

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