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List of boxes 1 to 100?

#1 Post by John » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm

Hello,

I feel that this may have been asked before, albeit a long time ago, but does anyone have a list of the letterboxes from 1 to 100 or some part of it?

I imagine quite a few of them are no longer maintained at all, and no doubt gone, but I was thinking it might be nice (?) to try and get round to as many as I could. I have already visited some such as Cranmere and Duck's Pool, but a trek out to Lints Tor (for example) would be a good walk.

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#2 Post by Warminster Things » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:37 pm

I have a complete list from 1-8500.
Funny enough Cranmere pool isnt number 1.
No1 is Watern Tor.
Cranmere pool is no12
and Ducks Pool is No 35.
If you wish I can E-mail a copy to you.

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List 1 - 100

#3 Post by trekkernod » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:38 am

Hi,
I have a list from No.1 to the latest box. I do have a couple of empty numbers and some numbers that were never used and numbers for boxes that were numbered twice.

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Re: List 1 - 100

#4 Post by John » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:20 pm

trekkernod wrote:Hi,
I have a list from No.1 to the latest box. I do have a couple of empty numbers and some numbers that were never used and numbers for boxes that were numbered twice.

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I'm curious as to how you obtained such a list? And why some numbers were not used. Ironically I was thinking the other day that in as much as telephone directories can be sorted numerically (so I gather), so I assume it may be possible to produce a numerically sorted catalogue.


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#5 Post by Nik - KOTM » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:04 am

I really must find my list again
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letterbox numerical list

#6 Post by trekkernod » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:22 am

To answer the question of how I obtained a 'Master List'.
A letterboxer was compiling a computerised list of all catalogued letterboxes that had been put on the moor, and matching them with a image of the stamp. The result was to be a database of letterboxes, their clues and an image of the stamp(s).
I've not seen the gent at the Meet for a while now, so have no idea if the project was ever completed. It was some task he set for himself. It would be nice to know if he is OK.
The gent in question asked other letterboxes for information and I supplied him with some, and asked for a list of all the catalogued letterboxes. I then used this list to update my records.

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#7 Post by The Sly Fox » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:19 pm

Sadly, far from complete ... but these are the ones I know of:

1 Watern Tor
2 Wild Tor
3 Hen Tor
4 Huntingdon Warren
5 Calveslake Tor
6 Grant's Pot
7 Ryder's Hill
9 Taw Marsh
10 Lints Tor
11 Bleak House
12 Cranmere Pool
15 Yealm Head
18 Hare Tor
19 Fur Tor
21 Tavy Head
22 Quickbeam Hill
23 Crow Tor No.1
26 Teign Head
28 Belstone
30 Cowsic Head No.1
31 Walkham Step
32 Fox Tor
34 Stall Moor Stone Row
35 Duck's Pool
36 Beardown Man
38 Kitty Tor
39 Cock's Hill
40 Kings Tor
41 Fishlake No.1
44 Great Kneeset
51 Yes Tor Visitor
52 Smallbrook Head
53 Laughter Tor - Where Pixies Dance At Midnight
54 East Dart Head
60 Hooten Wheals
65 Hound Tor
66 West Mill Tor
67 Corn Ridge
73 Henroost
78 Sandy Hole Pass
82 Black-a-Tor Beara
89 Tiger's Marsh
91 Aquarius
92 Sandy Ford
94 Honeybag Tor
96 Black Hill
98 Grims Grave
99 Spanish Lake

I would really appreciate it if anybody would like to share a more comprehensive list with me :wink:
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#8 Post by The Sly Fox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:48 pm

I cuurently own seven really old boxes:

Watern Oke
Combeshead Potato Cave
Oke Tor
Crow Tor (No.23 ?)
Avon Head
Yealm Head (No.15)
Belstone Tor (No.28 ?)

Could anyone help me with the numbers of these boxes? They were put out by RP Milton many years ago. I believe they are all part of the original 100 or so boxes. I wish to resite them this year with a bit of luck.
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Old box numbers

#9 Post by trekkernod » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Hi Sly Fox,
Those old boxes you own, are numbered as follows: -

8 WATERN OKE
16 AVON HEAD
17 POTATO CAVE
105 OKE TOR No.1

These are as numbered in your list.

Crow Tor (No.23 ?)
Yealm Head (No.15)
Belstone Tor (No.28 ?)
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#10 Post by The Sly Fox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:22 pm

Blimey that was a quick reply.
Thank you :D
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#11 Post by John » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:05 pm

Box number 28 - 'Belstone' - is still listed in the catalogue.

Good for you on reinstating some of these old boxes though :)

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#12 Post by The Sly Fox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:26 pm

I have noticed that too, John
I am wondering if Belstone and Belstone Tor are two different boxes
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Unused numbers duplicates

#13 Post by trekkernod » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:49 pm

John,
The only reasons I can think of as to why Catalogue Numbers were not uses, or numbered twice are:
People asked for specific numbers and then failed to use them.
Boxes were given numbers and the clue never issued or box never sited
Boxes numbered twice in error.

Probably just human error.

The box No.28 is Belstone (Tor)

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