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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393536

English Heritage Legacy ID: 506270

Location: Winterborne Whitechurch, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


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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