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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Berwick St. James, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.153 / 51°9'10"N

Longitude: -1.8993 / 1°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 407140

OS Northings: 139308

OS Grid: SU071393

Mapcode National: GBR 3YT.LN3

Mapcode Global: VHB5H.188Y

Plus Code: 9C3W5432+57

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 28 April 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504287

Location: Berwick St. James, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Berwick St. James

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Berwick St James

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Description

BERWICK ST JAMES

1183/0/10003 HIGH STREET
28-APR-08 K6 Telephone Kiosk

II
K6 telephone kiosk. Designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Made by various contractors.

MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.

PLAN: Square in plan with domed roof.

EXTERIOR: To the segmental upper structure on each side is a crown, applied in relief, above a glazed panel bearing the word "TELEPHONE". Margin glazing bars to windows and door.

HISTORY: The archetypal K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. THe design has become iconic and some 11,000 boxes of this design were ultimately produced.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: This K6 telephone kiosk is designated at Grade II, for the following 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, possessing a good visual relationship with the Grade II listed Clock House and group value with other listed buildings nearby.

Reasons for Listing


This K6 telephone kiosk has been designated at Grade II, 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, possessing a good visual relationship with the Grade II listed Clock House and group value with other listed buidlings nearby.

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