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.