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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckland, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0196 / 52°1'10"N

Longitude: -1.8939 / 1°53'38"W

OS Eastings: 407373

OS Northings: 235686

OS Grid: SP073356

Mapcode National: GBR 3MC.7ZH

Mapcode Global: VHB17.4H3N

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 3 June 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504146

Location: Buckland, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, WR12

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Parish: Buckland

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Buckland St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Listing Text

BUCKLAND

1376/0/10009 BRIDLE PATH
03-JUN-08 LAVERTON
K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK

GV II
A K6 Telephone kiosk, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors. The kiosk is constructed from cast iron and glass, and is square on plan.

EXTERIOR: The kiosk has three glazed sides, including a door, and a solid rear side. The glazed sides each have eight horizontal strips of glass with narrow margin lights to either side. The Soane-inspired domed roof sits atop the four arched sides, each of which has a crown in relief above a glazed panel bearing the word 'TELEPHONE'. It is painted red.

INTERIOR: The interior contains modern telecommunications equipment.

HISTORY: The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was introduced in 1935 to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V and is commonly known as the 'Jubilee Kiosk'. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as a development of his earlier K2 kiosk design of 1924. Its design has become iconic and represents the careful adaptation of Neoclassical design, influenced by the work of the Regency architect Sir John Soane, to a mass produced object with a modern technological function.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
This K6 telephone kiosk is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of neoclassical forms for a modern technological function
* It is a good example of the type, situated in a picturesque location at the heart of the Laverton Conservation Area, and with visual relationships to nearby Trots Cottage and Potter's Farm, both listed at Grade II

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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