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Latitude: 53.4114 / 53°24'40"N
Longitude: -2.1583 / 2°9'29"W
OS Eastings: 389575
OS Northings: 390518
OS Grid: SJ895905
Mapcode National: GBR FXCZ.JV
Mapcode Global: WHB9W.TJF4
Entry Name: Pair of K6 Telephone Kiosks
Listing Date: 2 March 1989
Last Amended: 7 January 2009
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1240494
English Heritage Legacy ID: 210899
Location: Stockport, SK1
Electoral Ward/Division: Brinnington and Central
Built-Up Area: Stockport
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Stockport St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chester
701/1/255 GREAT UNDERBANK
02-MAR-1989 PAIR OF K6 TELEPHONE KIOSKS
(Formerly listed as:
K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK)
Pair of K6 Telephone kiosks designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.
MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.
DESCRIPTION: The kiosks are identical, 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 kiosks are placed back to back and contain modern telecommunications equipment.
HISTORY: The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was introduced in 1935 to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V and is commonly known as the 'Jubilee Kiosk'. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as a development of his earlier K2 kiosk design of 1924. Its design has become iconic and represents the careful adaptation of Neoclassical design, influenced by the work of the Regency architect Sir John Soane, to a mass produced object with a modern technological function.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: The pair of K6 telephone kiosks on Great Underbank are designated for the following principal reasons:
* The K6 telephone kiosk is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of Neoclassical forms for a modern technological function.
* The pair are a good example of the type, sited in a Conservation Area and surrounded by listed buildings, being directly outside the listed White Lion Hotel and 16-18 Great Underbank.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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