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Grassmarket, 2 K6 Telephone Kiosks

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9478 / 55°56'52"N

Longitude: -3.1945 / 3°11'40"W

OS Eastings: 325498

OS Northings: 673400

OS Grid: NT254734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.FC

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.WRZP

Entry Name: Grassmarket, 2 K6 Telephone Kiosks

Listing Date: 23 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371041

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30231

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 on central island in Grassmarket, at E end and to centre respectively.

Statement of Interest

K6 design, also known as Jubilee Kiosk, commemorating 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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