A Victorian Post Box

Victorian Post Box.  Hollinsclough
Victorian Post Box at Hollinsclough

There are several Victorian post boxes remaining around the Peak District.  We found this one in the tiny hamlet of Hollinsclough set into the side of a barn.  We don’t know exactly how old it is, but roadside wall boxes first appeared in England in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts.

Hollinsclough is a conservation village in the upper Dove valley, about eight miles south of Buxton.  The entire hamlet comprises just eleven houses, a Methodist chapel, the village hall, and the school.

We pass through Hollins Clough occasionally on our open group guided walks in the Peak District.

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