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K6 Telephone Kiosk, Clarence Road, Windsor

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Without, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4802 / 51°28'48"N

Longitude: -0.6137 / 0°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 496368

OS Northings: 176601

OS Grid: SU963766

Mapcode National: GBR F8L.1PN

Mapcode Global: VHFTG.92Y4

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk, Clarence Road, Windsor

Listing Date: 6 July 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1409816

Location: Windsor and Maidenhead, SL4

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle Without

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Windsor

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Windsor Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Summary

K6 telephone kiosk.

Description

The K6 is a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red overall with long horizontal glazing in the door and sides and with the crowns situated on the top panels being applied not perforated. There are rectangular white display signs, reading TELEPHONE, beneath the shallow-curved roof.

History

The K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 for the General Post Office, on the occasion of King George V's Silver Jubilee. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) was one of the most important of modern British architects. The K6 was a development from his earlier highly successful K2 telephone kiosk design of 1924, of neoclassical inspiration. The K6 was more streamlined aesthetically, more compact and more cost effective to mass produce. Well over 70,000 K6s were eventually produced and many still remain, continuing to be an iconic feature on Britain's streetscapes.

Reasons for Listing


The K6 telephone kiosk in Clarence Road, Windsor, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Design interest: it is an iconic C20 industrial design by Giles Gilbert Scott;
* Group value: it has a strong visual relationship with several Grade II listed buildings in
Clarence Crescent and Clarence Road.

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