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Latitude: 50.2419 / 50°14'30"N
Longitude: -3.8589 / 3°51'32"W
OS Eastings: 267541
OS Northings: 39641
OS Grid: SX675396
Mapcode National: GBR QB.NBFP
Mapcode Global: FRA 28TD.0G7
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk
Listing Date: 20 August 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392717
English Heritage Legacy ID: 505178
Location: South Huish, South Hams, Devon, TQ7
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: South Huish
Built-Up Area: Inner Hope
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Malborough All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
1304/0/10015 OFF THE SQUARE
20-AUG-08 INNER HOPE
K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK
K6 Telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.
MATERIALS: Cast iron and glass.
PLAN: Square in plan.
EXTERIOR: The kiosk has three glazed sides, including a door, and a solid rear side. The glazed sides each have eight horizontal strips of glass with narrow margin lights to either side. The Soane-inspired domed roof sits atop the four arched sides, each of which has a crown in relief above a glazed panel bearing the word 'TELEPHONE'. It is painted red.
INTERIOR: 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:
This K6 telephone kiosk is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of neoclassical forms for a modern technological function
* It is a good example of the type, situated at the heart of the Inner Hope Cove Conservation Area and with visual relationships to nearby Lifeboat House(Grade II) and Beach Cottage (Grade II) and Spray House (Grade II).
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