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England's oldest post box at Holwell gets a Royal Mail facelift

By Dadcock  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

The Holwell pillar box

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The oldest post box in England - at Holwell - has been given a new lease of life.

Royal Mail gave the Victorian pillar-box at Barnes Cross a make-over to restore it to first class condition.

The pillar-box has an unusual octagonal shape and has a vertical aperture.

It was commissioned by Anthony Trollope, Surveyor of the Western Division of the Post Office, in 1853.

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West Dorset District Councillor Chris Loder asked Royal Mail to refurbish the pillar-box last year.

He said: “The Barnes Cross post box is an icon of the village with huge historical significance.”

He said he was pleased Royal Mail responded so promptly to his request.

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