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K6 Telephone Kiosk West of St Michael's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0338 / 51°2'1"N

Longitude: -2.4897 / 2°29'22"W

OS Eastings: 365758

OS Northings: 126163

OS Grid: ST657261

Mapcode National: GBR MW.H120

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ND.5VM

Plus Code: 9C3V2GM6+G4

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk West of St Michael's Church

Listing Date: 22 July 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505056

Location: Compton Pauncefoot, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Compton Pauncefoot

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1091/0/10005 BLACKFORD
22-JUL-08 K6 Telephone Kiosk west of St Michael'
s Church

K6 Telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.

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'. The interior contains modern telecommunications equipment.

HISTORY: The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was introduced in 1935 to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V and is commonly known as the 'Jubilee Kiosk'. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as a development of his earlier K2 kiosk design of 1924. Its design has become iconic and represents the careful adaptation of Neoclassical design, influenced by the work of the Regency architect Sir John Soane, to a mass produced object with a modern technological function.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: The K6 telephone kiosk in Blackford 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, situated at the heart of the Blackford Conservation Area and with visual relationships to nearby St Michael's Church (Grade II*) and Beehive Cottage (Grade II).

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

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