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Latitude: 51.4802 / 51°28'48"N
Longitude: -0.6137 / 0°36'49"W
OS Eastings: 496368
OS Northings: 176601
OS Grid: SU963766
Mapcode National: GBR F8L.1PN
Mapcode Global: VHFTG.92Y4
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk, Clarence Road, Windsor
Listing Date: 6 July 2012
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1409816
Location: Windsor and Maidenhead, SL4
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle Without
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Windsor
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Windsor Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
K6 telephone kiosk.
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.
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. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) was one of the most important of modern British architects. The K6 was a development from his earlier highly successful K2 telephone kiosk design of 1924, of neoclassical inspiration. The K6 was more streamlined aesthetically, more compact and more cost effective to mass produce. Well over 70,000 K6s were eventually produced and many still remain, continuing to be an iconic feature on Britain's streetscapes.
The K6 telephone kiosk in Clarence Road, Windsor, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Design interest: it is an iconic C20 industrial design by Giles Gilbert Scott;
* Group value: it has a strong visual relationship with several Grade II listed buildings in
Clarence Crescent and Clarence Road.
Other nearby listed buildings