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Latitude: 50.6498 / 50°38'59"N
Longitude: -2.2973 / 2°17'50"W
OS Eastings: 379079
OS Northings: 83389
OS Grid: SY790833
Mapcode National: GBR 10H.20Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 672C.2V8
Plus Code: 9C2VJPX3+W3
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk Adjacent to Rose Cottage
Listing Date: 29 January 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393645
English Heritage Legacy ID: 507733
Location: Chaldon Herring, Dorset, DT2
Civil Parish: Chaldon Herring
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: The Lulworths, Winfrith Newburgh and Chaldon
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
373/0/10006 K6 Telephone Kiosk adjacent to Rose Co
DESCRIPTION: The K6 is a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red overall with long horizontal glazing in 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. The interior contains modern telecommunications equipment.
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 70,000 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 Chaldon Herring is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: It is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of neoclassical forms for a modern technological function
* Group value: It has a strong visual relationship with three listed buildings in the village
Other nearby listed buildings