K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1392714
Date first listed:
08-Aug-2008
Statutory Address:
K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK

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Location

Statutory Address:
K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
Winchester (District Authority)
Parish:
Tichborne
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
SU 57081 30411

Details

TICHBORNE

69/0/10004 K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK 10-SEP-08

GV II TICHBORNE

69/0/10004 K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK 08-AUG-08

II K6 Telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.

MATERIALS: cast iron and glass (except where later modified).

PLAN: Square in plan.

EXTERIOR: The K6 is a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red with long horizontal glazing in door and sides, with the crowns situated on the top panels being applied not perforated. There are rectangular white display signs, reading TELEPHONE beneath the shallow-curved roof.

INTERIOR: The interior contains modern telecommunications equipment.

HISTORY The K6 telephone kiosk is a milestone of C20 industrial design. The K6 was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 for the General Post Office, on the occasion of King George V's Silver Jubilee. The K6 was a development from his earlier highly successful K2 telephone kiosk design of 1924, of Neo-classical inspiration. The K6 was more streamlined aesthetically, more compact and more cost-effective to mass produce. Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) was one of the most important of modern British architects; his many celebrated commissions include the Anglican cathedral of Liverpool and Battersea power station. The K2 and K6 telephone kiosks can be said to represent a very thoughtful adaptation of architectural tradition to contemporary technological requirements. Well over 70,000 K6s were eventually produced. In the 1960s many were replaced with far plainer kiosk types. But many still remain, and continue to be an iconic feature on Britain's streetscapes.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION This K6 telephone kiosk is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * It is an iconic example of industrial design, showing Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's adaptation of neoclassical forms for a modern technological function. * It is a good example of the type situated at the heart of the village conservation area and with visual relationships to the adjacent Old Post Office and Northbrooke Cottage (jointly listed Grade II), and Downend (Grade II), Lovat (Grade II) and Tichborne (Grade II). SU5708130411

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
505193
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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