Oxford post boxes: Elizabeth II (1952–present)

Pillar box in Rectory Road, Oxford
Modern-style pillar box
in Rectory Road [CE]

Box on a stick, London Road
Box on a stick outside 295 London
Road, Headington [CC]

Double pillar box in Cowley Road
Double pillar box outside
127 Cowley Road [ME]

Keble Road
Older style Elizabethan pillar
box in Keble Road [CC]

Wallbox in Magdalen Road
Wall box at junction of Iffley
and Magdalen Roads [CC]

Divinity Road
Square modern-style pillar box
at top of Divinity Road* [CF] (see below)

Tackley Place
Newer-style box on a stick at
Tackley Place

Postbox in Tesco's
Indoor postbox at Tesco’s,
Cowley Retail Park

Box on a stick
Squatter box on a stick
at Rutherway

Gold postbox in Divinity Road

Elizabeth II boxes are simply inscribed “ER” . There ae numerous boxes in Oxford dating from this reign, so just one of each type is shown above.


[CC] Carron Company, Stirlingshire
[CF] Carron Company, Falkirk
[CE] Carronade Engineering, Falkirk
[ME] Machan Engineering, Scotland, and dated 1994

Left: The letter box at the top of Divinity Road, Oxford was painted gold on 4 September 2012 in honour of the two gold medals won by the rowers coxed by Lily van den Broecke (born 1992) in the Paralympics held that summer. The plaque (below) also has an inscription in Braille


See Oxford Mail: “Father’s golden glow at medallist’s honour

Lily, who attended Headington School, was appointed MBE in 2013 for services to rowing and paralympic sport.

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013