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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Lodsworth, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9992 / 50°59'57"N

Longitude: -0.6789 / 0°40'44"W

OS Eastings: 492797

OS Northings: 123031

OS Grid: SU927230

Mapcode National: GBR FG9.94W

Mapcode Global: FRA 96GG.PBX

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 22 May 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1414814

Location: Lodsworth, Chichester, West Sussex, GU28

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Lodsworth

Built-Up Area: Lodsworth

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Lodsworth St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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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 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. 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 is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Design interest: it is an iconic C20 industrial design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott;
* Group value: it has a strong visual relationship with several Grade II listed buildings in the vicinity: the Hollist Arms, the Old Post Office and Holly Cottage.

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