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Charlestown, K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Category B Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0366 / 56°2'11"N

Longitude: -3.5009 / 3°30'3"W

OS Eastings: 306580

OS Northings: 683645

OS Grid: NT065836

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.RRGT

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.6J5N

Entry Name: Charlestown, K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 23 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395141

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47806

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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

Statement of Interest

A-Group with 1-90 Charlestown Village, exluding 36-37 and 52-55 Charlestown Village; Charlestown, Bridge of Former Elgin Railway; Charlestown, Camsie House; Charlestown Harbour; Charlestown Harbour Road, Limekilns; Charlestown Village, The Queen's Hall; Charlestown, 8, 10, 14, The Sutlery, 16, 18 Rocks Road; Charlestown, 12 Rocks Road, The Old School House; Charlestown, Rocks Road, Former Estate Workshop and Charlestown, Rocks Road, Old School. The K6 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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