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Latitude: 50.9261 / 50°55'34"N
Longitude: 0.1661 / 0°9'58"E
OS Eastings: 552331
OS Northings: 116310
OS Grid: TQ523163
Mapcode National: GBR MS5.SZ4
Mapcode Global: FRA C67N.GK3
Entry Name: K6 telephone kiosk
Location: East Hoathly with Halland, Wealden, East Sussex, BN8
County: East Sussex
Parish: East Hoathly with Halland
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Listing Date: 7 March 2017
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1444079
K6 telephone kiosk
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 shallow-curved roof. It has modernised internal equipment and retains it glass windows.
The K6 telephone kiosk in East Hoathly stands in a prominent corner location on a grass verge on the NW side of the junction of Waldron Road and Mill Lane.
The K6 telephone kiosk is a milestone of C20 industrial design. 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. The K6 was a development from his earlier highly successful K2 telephone kiosk design of 1924, of Neo-classical inspiration. The K6 was more streamlined aesthetically, more compact and more cost-effective to mass produce. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) was one of the most important of modern British architects; his many celebrated commissions include the Anglican cathedral of Liverpool and Battersea power station. The K2 and K6 telephone kiosks can be said to represent a very thoughtful adaptation of architectural tradition to contemporary technological requirements. Well over 70,000 K6s were eventually produced. In the 1960s many were replaced with a new kiosk type. But many still remain, and continue to be an iconic feature on Britain's streetscapes.
The K6 telephone kiosk telephone at the junction of Waldron Road and Mill Lane, East Hoathly, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Design interest: as an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of Neo-classical forms for a modern technological function;
* Group value: it has a strong visual relationship with at least three other listed buildings in close proximity.
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