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Victorian Post Box - Coventry, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted
N 52° 24.474 W 001° 30.512
30U E 601453 N 5807454
Quick Description: This is one of the oldest posting boxes in Coventry dating back to around 1880 and is one of the few remaining examples of a Victorian wall box.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:56:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM55MA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 16

Long Description:
The box is located in Cockoo Lane near the corner with Bayley Lane.

This post box is no longer in use but a plate on it explains why:

Royal Mail Coventry and Warwickshire.

"This is one of the oldest posting boxes in Coventry dating back to around 1880 and is one of the few remaining examples of a Victorian wall box. It was withdrawn from service many years ago for security reasons but has been retained in its original site as part of the heritage of the City. The nearest posting boxes are in Hertford Street and Trinity Street."
Tell us about the area the post box is situated.:
In the historic part of Coventry City Centre in the shadow of St Michael's Cathedral that was destroyed in WWII.


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

Is this post box still in use?: No

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

Any other embossed lettering, such as manufacturer?: No

Manufacturer Inscription: WT Allen & Co, London (1881-1901)

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