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Pillar Box in Forecourt of Brecknock Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9462 / 51°56'46"N

Longitude: -3.389 / 3°23'20"W

OS Eastings: 304627

OS Northings: 228433

OS Grid: SO046284

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MG0Z

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.6BRW

Plus Code: 9C3RWJW6+FC

Entry Name: Pillar Box in Forecourt of Brecknock Museum

Listing Date: 16 December 1976

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7013

Building Class: Communications

ID on this website: 300007013

Location: In front of main entrance to Brecknock Museum, backing onto railings.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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This formerly stood by the Castle of Brecon Hotel in Castle Square, and later by Honddu Bridge, The Promenade. It is an example of the hexagonal cast-iron pillar-box designed by J W Penfold in 1865; produced 1866 to 1879 by Cochrane and Co. At time of inspection painted in the authentic green used before introduction of "Pillar box red".


Hexagonal cast-iron pillar-box with plinth bearing maker's name. Ogee domed top decorated with foliage; oval finial, rim with pellet decoration. Royal arms below rim, with inscription "Post Office" flanking slot. Monogram "VR" on door, and, in moulded surround, details of collection times.

Reasons for Listing

Rare surviving example of this design of post box. Group value with Museum.

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