One can find a Royal Mail postbox within half a mile of approximately 98% of the UK population.
They are a familiar iconic piece of street furniture, that have been a part of our everyday life for almost 200 years. There are around 115,500 pillar, wall, and lamp boxes across the UK. Some postboxes are rarer than others and some have very special places in our heritage. A few postboxes have deep connections to prominent people and places. Each has a story to tell and many have a particular meaning for local communities.
My favourite postbox is the unusual wall box, located in the village of Radford, near Rous Lench, Evesham in Worcestershire. This particular letter box is Grade II listed, making it one of around 200 of the rarest letter boxes in the UK. I like it because it is set within its own building, resembling a wayside shrine.
It is believed to have been created by Reverend WKW Chafy in the late 1870’s:
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UNUSUAL post boxes like this one, pictured, in a Worcestershire village, will be better preserved thanks to new commitments from the Royal Mail…
Rous Lench evolved because of the Rous family, and subsequently the Rouse Boughtons, from 1382 to 1876. It was the last of the local Rouse Boughtons, Sir Charles Henry Rouse Boughton, who improved the village with a magnificent Gothic school and village hall, plus various cottages. Then in 1876 Reverend W K W Chafy, who made further improvements, purchased the estate. Amongst these improvements was the postbox located adjacent to the village green. It is set in sandstone with a timber-framed gable. The inclusion of the Chafy coat of arms, is one of his eccentricities. Reverend Chafy’s letterbox is unique and one not to be missed.
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