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Latitude: 53.8265 / 53°49'35"N
Longitude: -1.2782 / 1°16'41"W
OS Eastings: 447609
OS Northings: 436930
OS Grid: SE476369
Mapcode National: GBR MSJ6.21
Mapcode Global: WHDBN.B2LW
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk
Listing Date: 24 September 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393985
English Heritage Legacy ID: 507066
Location: Saxton with Scarthingwell, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS24
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Saxton with Scarthingwell
Built-Up Area: Saxton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Saxton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: York
SAXTON WITH SCARTHINGWELL
1603/0/10013 COTCHERS LANE
24-SEP-10 K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK
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 is intact and in good condition (2009).
The kiosk is situated on the north-west corner of a staggered crossroads at the heart of this small village. Approximately 40m to the south west stands the Church of All Saints, listed at Grade I. There are two listed buildings in the churchyard, standing to the north and east of the church - a cross shaft to the east and Lord Dacre's tomb to the north, both listed at Grade II.
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 Saxton, North Yorkshire, is recommended for designation at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is situated in close proximity to a Grade I church, with which it enjoys a strong visual relationship
* It has a visual relationship with two Grade II listed buildings
* It is a representative example within a village setting of this important C20 industrial design
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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