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St Giles Street, K6 Telephone Kiosk

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9502 / 55°57'0"N

Longitude: -3.1923 / 3°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 325641

OS Northings: 673661

OS Grid: NT256736

Mapcode National: GBR 8NG.VH

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YP1V

Entry Name: St Giles Street, K6 Telephone Kiosk

Listing Date: 19 December 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396634

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49068

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1935. Standard K6 telephone kiosk, situated to E of Royal Bank building.

Statement of Interest

The K6 design, also known as the Jubilee Kiosk, commemorated 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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