D3507 : Postbox, Cairncastle

taken 5 months ago, near to Carncastle and Milltown, Northern Ireland

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Postbox, Cairncastle
Postbox, Cairncastle
Victorian wallbox (BT40 726) on the Drumnagreagh Road, Cairncastle.
Postboxes, rest of Northern Ireland

A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes, in the rest of Northern Ireland, within postcodes BT16-94. LinkExternal link shows the postboxes within Belfast.

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
Saturday, 1 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
Wall Box  VR 
Primary Subject of Photo
Street Furniture (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 359 074 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.7901N 5:52.9394W
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Irish: geotagged! D 359 074
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Victorian Postbox  Postbox Wall Box  Victorian Postboxes  Postbox 

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