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POSTING BOX BUILT INTO FRONT WALL OF NUMBER 1 IVY COTTAGES (POST OFFICE)

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: POSTING BOX BUILT INTO FRONT WALL OF NUMBER 1 IVY COTTAGES (POST OFFICE)

List entry Number: 1103256

Location

POSTING BOX BUILT INTO FRONT WALL OF NUMBER 1 IVY COTTAGES (POST OFFICE)

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hexton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1988

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 163024

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History

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Details

HEXTON HEXTON TL 1030 (West side)

8/14 Posting box built into - front wall of No. 1 Ivy Cottages (Post Office)

- II

Posting box. Set up 1860, the earliest in Hertfordshire, moved to present position 1922 from wall of the Manor Lodge. Cast iron painted red. The front is a narrow rectangular upright panel 30 inches x 10 inches. Flat pedimented top: hood below with 'POST OFFICE' in raised letters: small postal aperture below hood with metal flap and on lower rim 'LETTER BOX'. Door below divided into 3 horizontal panels: top one carries the royal Cypher 'V R' with crown and the words 'CLEARED AT': the middle panel is blank for impermanent pasted or painted notices of the time(s) of clearing: the bottom panel contains the keyhole and lock. There is a large plain panel to the box below the door, and on the bottom rim the makers' name, 'SMITH AND HAWKES BIRMINGHAM'. Wall boxes were introduced in 1857. (Branch Johnson (1970)135,168: Ashley Cooper (1982)32).

Listing NGR: TL1063130629

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 135,168
Other
Cooper, Ashley , (1982)

National Grid Reference: TL 10631 30629

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