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Telephone Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9157 / 50°54'56"N

Longitude: -2.5653 / 2°33'55"W

OS Eastings: 360353

OS Northings: 113068

OS Grid: ST603130

Mapcode National: GBR MR.QRVJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 56JP.6DS

Entry Name: Telephone Box

Listing Date: 20 February 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502220

Location: Thornford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Thornford

Built-Up Area: Thornford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


Telephone Box



MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.

DESCRIPTION: It is 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'.

HISTORY: The K6 or 'Jubilee' telephone kiosk was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, and was a development on Scott's K2 box. The design has become iconic and some 11,000 boxes to this design were ultimately produced.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: The K6 telephone kiosk in Thornford is designated for the following principal reasons:
* An iconic example of industrial design, showing Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of Neoclassical forms for a modern technological function.
* A good example of the type, having proximity and a good visual relationship with other Grade II listed buildings, in a central position in the village.

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

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