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REPLICA - Victorian Pillar Box - St Peter's Street/Silent Street - Ipswich, Suffolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 03.287 E 001° 09.187
31U E 373370 N 5768740
Quick Description: Attractive replica Victorian pillar box which appeared fairly recently on this corner. Apparently several years ago it was one of them new-fangled 'modern'-type post boxes with rounded-off corners. The latter has been removed.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/23/2015 11:19:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMNDTP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 2

Long Description:
The aperture of this beautiful piece of street furniture has been partially gagged by a nasty slotted dark grey plate with two bolts.

The central royal crest is flanked on opposing faces of the hexagonal box by:
'POST ... OFFICE'
with the centred 'VR' insignia beneath.

This is apparently a 'Penfold', which is an exact replica of a Victorian hexagonal pillar box of 1866, named after the architect J. W . Penfold. This suggests that it was installed by the Post Office in this ancient part of town (close to what was to become the site of Cardinal Wolsey's statue in 2011, also to Curson Lodge which can be seen behind the main picture of this box) to add an 'historic' flavour.
Tell us about the area the post box is situated.:
In the ancient part of town (close to the site of Cardinal Wolsey's statue, also to Curson Lodge. St Peter's Street/Silent Street - Ipswich


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

Is this post box still in use?: Mon - Fri: 6:30pm Saturday:12:00 noon

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

Any other embossed lettering, such as manufacturer?: No makers name visible

Manufacturer Inscription: No Manufacturer. Anonymous

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