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Edinburgh Castle, 2 K6 Telephone Kiosks at Gatehouse

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9484 / 55°56'54"N

Longitude: -3.1988 / 3°11'55"W

OS Eastings: 325229

OS Northings: 673468

OS Grid: NT252734

Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.J4

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TRX7

Entry Name: Edinburgh Castle, 2 K6 Telephone Kiosks at Gatehouse

Listing Date: 21 December 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365430

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28012

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir Gilbert Scott, 1935. 2 Standard K6 telephone kiosks, situated inside Castle Gate.

Statement of Interest

The A Group comprises Batteries, Foog's Gate, Gatehouse, Governor's House, Great Hall, Lang Stairs, Military Prison, National War Museum, New Barracks, Old Guardhouse, Palace Block, Portcullis Gate, St Margaret's Chapel, Scottish National War Memorial, Telephone Kiosks, United Services Museum and Vaults, all within Edinburgh Castle, and in the Care of Historic Scotland. Presented to Historic Buildings and Monuments, South, by British Telecom, 1989. The K6 design, also known as the Jubilee Kiosk, commemorated the Silver Jubilee of George V. The GPO set up a committee to redesign the telephone kiosk for mass production, with a Jubilee concession scheme providing a kiosk for each village with a Post Office. Scott was asked to design the new kiosk in March 1935, and the K6 went into production in 1936.

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