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Victorian Post Box, Forest Hill, London
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 26.649 W 000° 03.105
30U E 704876 N 5703341
Quick Description: An ornate example in South East London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 2:08:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMEYQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 7

Long Description:

On the corner of Devonshire and Benson Roads.

It has the words POST OFFICE either side of the slit and the royal coat of arms above the slit

The base reads COCHRANE & CO DUDLEY

Tell us about the area the post box is situated.:
This area grew up around the railway line alongside which Devonshire road runs. The box is roughly equidistant between Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park stations which were opened in 1839 on the then "London & Croydon Railway"


Condition of the box: Good/Average/Poor: Good

Is this post box still in use?: Monday-Friday 5:30pm

Is VR embossed on the post box or is it an "anonymous" box?: VR

Any other embossed lettering, such as manufacturer?: Coat of arms; POST OFFICE; COCHRANE & CO DUDLEY

Manufacturer Inscription: Cochrane & Co Dudley (1857-9) (Only1 in Cork, Eire)

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