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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Orwell, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1353 / 52°8'7"N

Longitude: -0.0099 / 0°0'35"W

OS Eastings: 536305

OS Northings: 250423

OS Grid: TL363504

Mapcode National: GBR K6R.4BF

Mapcode Global: VHGMY.SL4F

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 28 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503807

Location: Orwell, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Orwell

Built-Up Area: Orwell

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Orwell St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

ORWELL

536/0/10011 HIGH STREET
28-AUG-07 K6 Telephone Kiosk

GV II
K6 Telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.

MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.

PLAN: Square in plan.

EXTERIOR: The kiosk has three glazed sides, including a door, and a solid rear side. The glazed sides each have eight horizontal strips of glass with narrow margin lights to either side. The Soane-inspired domed roof sits atop the four arched sides, each of which has a crown in relief above a glazed panel bearing the word 'TELEPHONE'. It is painted red.

INTERIOR: The interior contains 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:
This K6 telephone kiosk is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of neoclassical forms for a modern technological function;
* It is a good example of the type, possessing group value with a number of listed buildings on the High Street, including the Old Post Office.
TL3630550423

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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