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Latitude: 55.7193 / 55°43'9"N
Longitude: -2.7487 / 2°44'55"W
OS Eastings: 353064
OS Northings: 647578
OS Grid: NT530475
Mapcode National: GBR 9279.QM
Mapcode Global: WH7W3.RH9T
Plus Code: 9C7VP792+PG
Entry Name: Telephone Call Box, Market Place, Lauder
Listing Name: Market Place, K6 Telephone Kiosk to N of Lauder Post Office at No 18
Listing Date: 23 February 1990
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 382249
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37228
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1935. Standard K6 telephone kiosk.
The K6 design is also known as the Jubilee Kiosk, commemorating the Silver Jubilee year of George V, during which the GPO set up a committee to re-design the telephone kiosk for mass production, with a Jubilee Concession Scheme providing one kiosk for each village with a Post Office. Scott was asked to design the new kiosk in March 1935, and after approval by the Royal Fine Art Commission, the K6 went into production in 1936. The same commission had, in 1924, decided on the colour red for the kiosk, being "easy to spot and giving and authoritative and official character" (Stamp).
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