With no mobile technologies the Lanhydrock post box remained a vital link with the outside world.
Pine post box painted black with the pine showing through to give designs of various leaves, berries, flowers and insects. The top marked with Lanhydrock and the post times, monograms under crown with 1873 below on the back, the Agar-Robartes coat of arms on front and heraldic shields on the other sides. Locked.
A gift from Victor Agar-Robartes, 8th Viscount Clifden, after the death of his sister, Everilda, in 1969. He did not wish to live at Lanhydrock so those items not already given by the 7th Viscount Clifden were either sold or acquired by the Trust. Possibly given to Lady Robartes by the Pole Carew family. (See 1972 inventory)