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

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1103256

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1988

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

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Location

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

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Hexton

National Grid Reference: TL 10631 30629

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 163024

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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