• Unpainted Georgian Letter Box, UK.

    Image ID
    FOT425228
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    24.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3613 x 5346 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    306 x 453 mm
    12.0 x 17.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    post office letter box post box royal mail mail letters unpainted natural wood wooden old historic heritage inset in wall stone sandstone crown GR send England UK GB
    Description
    In the UK, a Ludlow wall box is a post box where mail is deposited to be collected by the Royal Mail and forwarded to the addressee. They are built into stone pillars or the walls of buildings and are never found free-standing. This is because they are made largely from wood. They were nearly all made by the now-defunct company of James Ludlow & Son of Birmingham, whose name they take. Similar designs exist as historical artefacts in certain Commonwealth countries. Ludlow style boxes have been in use since 1885 and were in continuous manufacture until 1965. According to the Letter Box Study Group (LBSG), there are more than 450 locations in the UK and Republic of Ireland where Ludlow post boxes are in use, stored or preserved. As Royal Mail estimates that there are over 100,000 post boxes in the UK, the Ludlow style boxes represent a very small group of nonetheless important designs
    Uploader
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Contributor
    David A L Davies
    Date Taken
    1995-05-19
    Uploaded on
    2008-04-22
    Collection
    GB
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Public
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #A09070