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Telephone Call-box in forecourt of Post Office Building (01492 517471)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llysfaen, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2822 / 53°16'55"N

Longitude: -3.6605 / 3°39'37"W

OS Eastings: 289390

OS Northings: 377420

OS Grid: SH893774

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZWH.94

Mapcode Global: WH656.RR3P

Entry Name: Telephone Call-box in forecourt of Post Office Building (01492 517471)

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 270

Building Class: Communications

Location: Set back to right of Post Office overlooking Church House, the Rectory and St Cynfran's Church in open ground to N.

County: Conwy

Community: Llysfaen

Community: Llysfaen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

G VI R, K6-type square, red kiosk of cast-iron construction to the standard design of Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of London. Design introduced by GPO in 1936, this example probably installed after Second World War.

Exterior

Domed roof with 4 lunettes containing embossed George VI crowns over red lettered opals and ventilation slits. Raised surrounds to sides and door with marginal bars to horizontal glazing. Blank rear, moulded plinth; modernised telephone equipment.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a distinctive feature in the village centre.

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  • II Sundial at St. Cynfran's Church
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  • II* Parish Church of St. Cynfran
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  • II Old Telegraph House
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  • II Ty Mawr
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  • II Ty Gwyn
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  • II Pen-y-Dared
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  • II Ty Ucha
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