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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Nymet Rowland, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8586 / 50°51'30"N

Longitude: -3.8297 / 3°49'46"W

OS Eastings: 271319

OS Northings: 108156

OS Grid: SS713081

Mapcode National: GBR L1.V9MX

Mapcode Global: FRA 26VT.ZSN

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 19 May 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503960

Location: Nymet Rowland, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Nymet Rowland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Nymet Rowland St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NYMET ROWLAND

1768/0/10001 PITT COURT
19-MAY-08 K6 Telephone Kiosk

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 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 Grade II listed No. 1 and No. 2 Pitt Court and the Victorian post box, as well as two other 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 Grade II listed No. 1 and No. 2 Pitt Court and the Victorian post box, as well as two other nearby Grade II listed buildings

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