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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Strete, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3103 / 50°18'37"N

Longitude: -3.6293 / 3°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 284079

OS Northings: 46869

OS Grid: SX840468

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.FWS6

Mapcode Global: FRA 3886.ZV1

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 29 April 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392574

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503961

Location: Strete, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Strete

Built-Up Area: Strete

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Strete St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

STRETE

1310/0/10008

K6 Telephone Kiosk

29-APR-08

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

MATERIALS: Cast iron.

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. The telephone kiosk is painted red.

HISTORY: The archetypal K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: This K6 telephone kiosk is 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 particularly good example of the type, possessing Group Value with the post office and post box, as well as nearby Grade II listed buildings

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

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 particularly good example of the type, possessing group value with the post office and post box, as well as nearby Grade II listed buildings

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