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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392411
English Heritage Legacy ID: 502220
Location: Thornford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9
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
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.
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