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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Collingham, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.142 / 53°8'31"N

Longitude: -0.766 / 0°45'57"W

OS Eastings: 482641

OS Northings: 361247

OS Grid: SK826612

Mapcode National: GBR CKX.54J

Mapcode Global: WHFHB.69H4

Plus Code: 9C5X46RM+QJ

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 11 August 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507201

Location: Collingham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG23

County: Nottinghamshire

Civil Parish: Collingham

Built-Up Area: Collingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Collingham

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Description

COLLINGHAM

268/0/10005 SOUTH END / COTTAGE LANE
11-AUG-09 K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK

II
K6 telephone kiosk

DESCRIPTION: The K6 is a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red overall with long horizontal glazing in the door and sides and with the crowns situated on the top panels being applied not perforated. There are rectangular white display signs, reading TELEPHONE beneath the shallow-curved roof. It has modernised internal equipment. It appears to be intact and in fair condition (2009).

This kiosk is situated on a small patch of grass at a staggered crossroads in the southern part of the village, approximately 60m to the south of the Grade I listed Church of St John the Baptist. The Beeches and Outbuilding (Grade II) on Little Lane stand 15m to the east, the Fruit Farm on South End (Grade II) is approximately 25m to the north-west and the Nunnery (Grade II) is approximately 45m to the west. The kiosk is located at the centre of this group of listed buildings.

HISTORY: The K6 telephone kiosk is a milestone of C20 industrial design. The K6 was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 for the General Post Office, on the occasion of King George V's Silver Jubilee. The K6 was a development from his earlier highly successful K2 telephone kiosk design of 1924, of Neo-classical inspiration. The K6 was more streamlined aesthetically, more compact and more cost-effective to mass produce. Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) was one of the most important of modern British architects; his many celebrated commissions include the Anglican cathedral of Liverpool and Battersea power station. The K2 and K6 telephone kiosks can be said to represent a very thoughtful adaptation of architectural tradition to contemporary technological requirements. Well over 10,000 K6s were eventually produced. In the 1960s many were replaced with far plainer kiosk types. But many still remain, and continue to be an iconic feature on Britain's streetscapes.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The K6 telephone kiosk in Collingham, Nottinghamshire, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It has a strong visual relationship with three listed buildings
* It stands in close proximity to a Grade I listed buildings
* It is a representative example within a village setting of this important C20 industrial design

Reasons for Listing

The K6 telephone kiosk in Collingham, Nottinghamshire, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It has a strong visual relationship with three listed buildings
* It stands in close proximity to a Grade I listed buildings
* It is a representative example within a village setting of this important C20 industrial design

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