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Corstorphine Road, K6 Telephone Kiosk at Gates to Edinburgh Zoo (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9421 / 55°56'31"N

Longitude: -3.2691 / 3°16'8"W

OS Eastings: 320829

OS Northings: 672849

OS Grid: NT208728

Mapcode National: GBR 85K.9D

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.RXH1

Entry Name: Corstorphine Road, K6 Telephone Kiosk at Gates to Edinburgh Zoo (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

Listing Date: 23 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371040

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30230

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1935. Standard K6 telephone kiosk.

Statement of Interest

The kiosk has a prominent siting, outside lodge and gates to Edinburgh Zoo (see separate list entry) on a major road route into Edinburgh. The K6 is a modified version of the K2 (also designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott) which was deemed too large, heavy and expensive for most sites. The most significant design change, concerned the glazing. Instead of regular-sized panes of glass of Georgian proportions, the vertical glazing bars were moved sideways, to create a broad central light with narrow margin lights.

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