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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Monyash, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.196 / 53°11'45"N

Longitude: -1.7773 / 1°46'38"W

OS Eastings: 414972

OS Northings: 366567

OS Grid: SK149665

Mapcode National: GBR 46J.MGL

Mapcode Global: WHCD5.NXVS

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 6 February 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504363

Location: Monyash, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Monyash

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Monyash St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

MONYASH

228/0/10003 THE VILLAGE GREEN
06-FEB-08 K6 Telephone Kiosk

GV II

K6 Telephone kiosk designed in by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.

MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.

PLAN: Square in 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'.

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 has group value with a number of nearby listed buildings.
* It is in good condition.

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

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