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K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Grade II Listed Building in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.1389 / 53°8'19"N

Longitude: -0.9386 / 0°56'19"W

OS Eastings: 471098

OS Northings: 360718

OS Grid: SK710607

Mapcode National: GBR BJC.9HG

Mapcode Global: WHFH7.KC7H

Plus Code: 9C5X43Q6+HH

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 14 December 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1396379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508231

Location: Maplebeck, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood

Civil Parish: Maplebeck

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Maplebeck

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Description


MAPLEBECK

1599/0/10008 K6 Telephone Kiosk
14-DEC-10

GV 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. The red paint is flaking in many places and the kiosk leans to one side. It retains all its glass windows. The kiosk stands on the village green in front of the Grade I listed Church of St Radegund to the north and the Grade II listed Low Farmhouse 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 Maplebeck, designed in 1935, situated in a conservation area, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Design: it is an iconic C20 industrial design by Giles Gilbert Scott
* Group Value: it has a close visual relationship with two listed buildings, one of which is listed Grade I.

Reasons for Listing


The K6 telephone kiosk in Maplebeck is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Design: it is an iconic C20 industrial design by Giles Gilbert Scott
* Group Value: it has a close visual relationship with two listed buildings, one of which is listed Grade I.

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