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Telephone Call Box, Market Place, Lauder

A Category B Listed Building in Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382249

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37228

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lauder

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Lauder

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

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

Statement of Interest

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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