SJ8990 : Benches and listed phone boxes

near to Stockport, Great Britain

Benches and listed phone boxes
Benches and listed phone boxes
The benches outside the White Lion SJ8990 : White Lion on Great Underbank have a "Three Rivers" theme relating to the Tame and Goyt which merge at Portwood to form the Mersey.

The pair of K6 Telephone kiosks are Grade II listed LinkExternal link They were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and made by various contractors.

The kiosks are identical, constructed in cast iron, with three glazed sides in eight registers with margin lights, and a solid rear side with reeded decoration. The Soane-inspired canopy dome is placed above the four arched sides, each with a crown in relief above a glazed panel inscribed 'TELEPHONE'. The kiosks are placed back to back and contain modern telecommunications equipment.

The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was introduced in 1935 to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V and is commonly known as the 'Jubilee Kiosk'. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as a development of his earlier K2 kiosk design of 1924. Its design has become iconic and represents the careful adaptation of Neoclassical design, influenced by the work of the Regency architect Sir John Soane, to a mass produced object with a modern technological function.

They are still in use.
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2012
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Friday, 23 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Communications 
Date (from Tags)
1935 
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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8957 9051 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.6777N 2:9.5023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8957 9051
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