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K6 Telephone Kiosk, Great King Street, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9577 / 55°57'27"N

Longitude: -3.1998 / 3°11'59"W

OS Eastings: 325185

OS Northings: 674503

OS Grid: NT251745

Mapcode National: GBR 8MC.BT

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TJG3

Plus Code: 9C7RXR52+33

Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk, Great King Street, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Great King Street, K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 24 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392397

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45480

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200392397

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Telephone booth

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

Statement of Interest

Part of the Second New Town A Group, representing a significant surviving part of one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain.

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 redesign 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 an authoritative and official character" (Stamp, pp15-16).

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