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K6 Telephone Kiosk, Approximately 40 Metres South East of Manor Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Inglesham, Swindon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6663 / 51°39'58"N

Longitude: -1.7063 / 1°42'22"W

OS Eastings: 420410

OS Northings: 196437

OS Grid: SU204964

Mapcode National: GBR 4T6.FFP

Mapcode Global: VHC0J.CCTX

Plus Code: 9C3WM78V+GF

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk, Approximately 40 Metres South East of Manor Farm

Listing Date: 24 May 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507746

Location: Inglesham, Swindon, SN6

County: Swindon

Civil Parish: Inglesham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

INGLESHAM

984/0/10029 K6 Telephone Kiosk, approximately 40 m
24-MAY-10 etres South East of Manor Farm

GV II
K6 telephone kiosk

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 red paint is flaking in places. Some of its glass windows have been replaced with Perspex.

It stands in the village of Inglesham, 60m to the south west of the village crossroads, in front of two listed buildings: Manor Farmhouse (Grade II) approximately 40m to the north west, and Middle Hill Farmhouse (Grade II), approximately 30m to the north east. The telephone kiosk has a strong visual relationship with these two listed buildings. Additionally, on the opposite side of the crossroads, is Lynt Farmhouse (Grade II), approximately 85m to the east.

HISTORY: The K6 telephone kiosk is a milestone of C20 industrial design. The K6 was designed by Sir 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. Sir 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 Inglesham is designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* The K6 telephone kiosk is an iconic example of C20 street furniture; this example survives in good condition.
* This telephone kiosk has a strong visual relationship with two listed buildings collectively, and is in the vicinity of a third listed building. It therefore merits listing.

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

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