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Latitude: 50.8015 / 50°48'5"N
Longitude: -2.2308 / 2°13'50"W
OS Eastings: 383829
OS Northings: 100236
OS Grid: ST838002
Mapcode National: GBR 1ZZ.LTQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 666Z.BQG
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk
Listing Date: 30 November 2009
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393536
English Heritage Legacy ID: 506270
Location: Winterborne Whitechurch, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch
Built-Up Area: Winterborne Whitechurch
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
520/0/10005 DORCHESTER HILL
30-NOV-09 K6 Telephone Kiosk
K6 Telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.
MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.
DESCRIPTION: It is constructed in cast iron, with three glazed sides in eight registers with margin lights, and a solid rear side with reeded decoration. The Soane-inspired canopy dome is placed above the four arched sides, each with a crown in relief above a glazed panel inscribed 'TELEPHONE'. The interior has modernised equipment.
HISTORY: The K6 or 'Jubilee' telephone kiosk was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, and was a development on Scott's K2 box. The design has become iconic and some 11,000 boxes to this design were ultimately produced.
REASONS FOR DECISION: The K6 telephone kiosk in Winterborne Whitechurch is designated for the following principal reasons:
* An iconic example of industrial design, showing Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of Neoclassical forms for a modern technological function.
* A good example of the type, having proximity and a good visual relationship with other Grade II listed buildings, in a central position in the village.
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