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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
Plus Code: 9C8R2FPX+JJ
Entry Name: K6 Telephone Kiosk, The Green, Charlestown
Listing Name: Charlestown, K6 Telephone Kiosk
Listing Date: 23 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395141
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47806
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Rosyth
Traditional County: Fife
Tagged with: K6 telephone box
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1935. Standard K6 telephone kiosk.
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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