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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Meriden, Solihull

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Latitude: 52.4376 / 52°26'15"N

Longitude: -1.6487 / 1°38'55"W

OS Eastings: 423978

OS Northings: 282237

OS Grid: SP239822

Mapcode National: GBR 5K9.3ZH

Mapcode Global: VHBWP.CZRQ

Plus Code: 9C4WC9Q2+2G

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 4 March 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 506202

Location: Meriden, Solihull, CV7

County: Solihull

Civil Parish: Meriden

Built-Up Area: Meriden

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Meriden St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

MERIDEN

732/0/10046 THE GREEN
04-MAR-09 K6 Telephone Kiosk

GV II
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
* It is situated adjacent to the Meriden Green Conservation Area and has visual relationships to the nearby designated Cyclists' War Memorial and village cross which is traditionally said to denote the centre of England

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

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