W7966 : VR wall box - Cobh (Republic of Ireland)

taken 6 years ago, near to An Cobh, Rushbrooke, Ballynacrusha Cross Roads, Ringaskiddy and Ballyleary, Cork, Ireland

VR wall box - Cobh (Republic of Ireland)
VR wall box - Cobh (Republic of Ireland)
Outside the former railway station, now the Cobh Heritage Centre.
Victorian Postboxes
In the British Isles the first pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. In 1853 the first pillar box in Britain was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle. In 1856 Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes. Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 794 662 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.9353N 8:17.9448W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 794 663
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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