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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Toller Porcorum, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7794 / 50°46'45"N

Longitude: -2.6217 / 2°37'18"W

OS Eastings: 356260

OS Northings: 97945

OS Grid: SY562979

Mapcode National: GBR PS.DCYT

Mapcode Global: FRA 57D1.2F7

Plus Code: 9C2VQ9HH+Q8

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 29 October 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1395460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507611

Location: Toller Porcorum, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Toller Porcorum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Toller Porcorum St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Description

TOLLER PORCORUM

443/0/10007 LOWER ROAD
29-OCT-10 (South side)
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, situated in the centre of the village, and has a strong visual relationship with other listed buildings


Reasons for Listing

The K6 telephone kiosk in Toller Porcorum is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* An iconic example of industrial design, showing Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of Neoclassical forms for a modern technological function
* A good example of the type, having proximity and a good visual relationship with several listed buildings

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