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Lawnmarket, North Side, Telephone Kiosks

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9495 / 55°56'58"N

Longitude: -3.193 / 3°11'34"W

OS Eastings: 325598

OS Northings: 673581

OS Grid: NT255735

Mapcode National: GBR 8NG.QR

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XQQF

Entry Name: Lawnmarket, North Side, Telephone Kiosks

Listing Date: 15 October 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395651

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48244

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir Gilbert Scott, 1935. 2 Standard K6 telephone kiosks, situated on N side Lawnmarket, outside No 435.

Statement of Interest

K6 design, also known as Jubilee Kiosk, commemorating the Silver Jubilee of George V. The GPO set up a committee to redesign the telephone kiosk for mass production, with a Jubilee concession scheme providing a kiosk for each village with a Post Office. Scott was asked to design the new kiosk in March 1935, and the K6 went into production in 1936.

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