Monument record MDR10023 - Victorian stone post box, Horsley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1869 AD to 1887 AD)

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Full Description

Early post box built of local sandstone. Approximately 9ft high by 5ft wide, roof-shaped at the top. Described in September 1970 as being in very good condition, having been repaired by the Parish Council 'a few years ago'. (1) The letter box was demolished by a vehicle on September 8 2004, with damage including breakage of the large triangular capstone. The stones were cleared to a site belonging to the Parish Council, in the hope that it will be rebuilt. (2) The letter box has since been rebuilt. (3) Pillar box built in 1869 from coursed squared Coxbench sandstone. It is a tall, square pillar with a large stone coping to top and small opening to east side, now covered by a 20th century plaque inscribed 'This unique pillar box was built in 1869 from Coxbench stone for the village of Horsley. It ceased to be used in 1887'. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 19.1, with photos; 6/9/1970.
  • <2> Unpublished document: E-mail from Highways South East depot to Conservation & Design, September 8 2004.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 02/06/2011.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1335336.



Grid reference Centred SK 37789 44454 (2m by 3m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Apr 3 2014 10:17AM

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