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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1414814
Location: Lodsworth, Chichester, West Sussex, GU28
County: West Sussex
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
K6 telephone kiosk.
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.
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.
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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