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WALL WITH POSTING BOX OUTSIDE GLEBE HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WALL WITH POSTING BOX OUTSIDE GLEBE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101230

Location

WALL WITH POSTING BOX OUTSIDE GLEBE HOUSE, PIPERS HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Gaddesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157894

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

GREAT GADDESDEN PIPERS HILL TL 01 SW (North side) 3/115 Wall with posting box - outside Glebe House

GV II

Wall with posting box. C18 wall, posting box 1861 (of the earliest type of wallbox used in this county, only 2 remain, here and at Hexton c.1860) of the type in use by Post Office 1859-1861. By Smith and Hawkes of Birmingham. Cast iron, painted red, set in short red brick roadside wall, about 1.5m high. Narrow box front 10 inches wide x 30 inches tall. Pedimented top with hood bearing the words 'POST OFFICE'. Small aperture under hood has metal flap and 'LETTER BOX' on lower rim. Door divided into 3 horizontal panels; upper one has royal cipher 'VR' with crown and the words 'CLEARED AT'; blank middle panel for impermanent gunned or painted table; the lower contains the lock. Large fixed panel below door with maker's name at bottom. (Branch Johnson (1970) 135).

Listing NGR: TL0275411115

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 135

National Grid Reference: TL 02760 11121

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