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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392223
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503807
Location: Orwell, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8
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
536/0/10011 HIGH STREET
28-AUG-07 K6 Telephone Kiosk
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.
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