Post Box Wall Type G V R

Post Box Wall Type G V R by W&T Allen London 11 Morrisons Quay In Cork

After I published a post about an unusual letter box in Inchicore I received a message from a follower indicating that this letterbox was a King George edition but that the door must have been replaced and as a result I decided to review my catalogue of photographs and eventually located a photograph of a letter box in Cork City that supports his suggestion. The Image and description is included below.

Post Box Wall Type G V R by W&T Allen London [11 Morrisons Quay In Cork]-133787

My Original Comment 2017:

I do not remember seeing this type of letter box before so I assume that there are not many remaining.

Described as an early twentieth-century cast-iron wall-mounted post box with raised G.R. insignia, set into the façade of 11 Morrison’s Quay.

“In accordance with the decision of Cork City Council on the 28th day of May 2007, the following structures were added to the Record of Protected Structures included in the Cork City Development Plan 2004.” The letter box in my photograph is one of the structures added to the list.

GR was used in the British Isles [what is now the UK and Ireland] during the reign of George V [1910 – 1936].


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