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Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Shipley, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9852 / 50°59'6"N

Longitude: -0.371 / 0°22'15"W

OS Eastings: 514438

OS Northings: 121903

OS Grid: TQ144219

Mapcode National: GBR HKK.30X

Mapcode Global: FRA B63H.WVB

Plus Code: 9C2XXJPH+3H

Entry Name: Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 22 February 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495322

Location: Shipley, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Shipley

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Shipley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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965/0/10060 RED LANE
22-FEB-07 (West side)
Telephone Kiosk

BUILDING: K6 telephone box

DATE: The K6 was designed in 1935; the date of this example is not known.

ARCHITECT: Giles Gilbert Scott

MATERIALS: Cast iron, glass

EXTERIOR: The K6 kiosk was a development on Scott's 1924 K2 design. It has two glazed sides and on the third side a glazed door, all with narrow panes either side of a wider central panel of horizontal panes, beneath a domical roof. In the segmental upper structure on each side is a relief crown, placed above a glazed panel bearing the word TELEPHONE.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was designed by the eminent architect Giles Gilbert Scott (of Battersea Power Station and Liverpool Cathedral fame) in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, and was a development on Scott's 1924 K2 design. It is of special interest for the quality of the architectural design as applied to an industrially produced object of mass communication. Some 70,000 K6s were ultimately produced. This K6 telephone kiosk stands at the heart of the small village of Shipley, where it makes a significant contribution to its setting. It lies within a conservation area, and has a strong visual relationship with two Grade II listed buildings and more remote visual relationship with a Grade II* windmill.

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