SK2168 : K6 Phone Kiosks, North Church Street

taken 5 years ago, near to Bakewell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

K6 Phone Kiosks, North Church Street
K6 Phone Kiosks, North Church Street
Grade 2 listed structures, at junction with Buxton Road. Designed, 1935, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Cast-iron, square kiosks with domed roofs.

Designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. It went into production in 1936. K6 was the first red telephone kiosk to be extensively used outside London, and many thousands were deployed in virtually every town and city, replacing most of the existing kiosks and establishing thousands of new sites. It has become a British icon, although it was not universally loved at the start. The red colour caused particular local difficulties and there were many requests for less visible colours. The red that is now much loved was then anything but, and the Post Office was forced into allowing a less strident grey with red glazing bars scheme for areas of natural and architectural beauty. Ironically, some of these areas that have preserved their telephone boxes have now painted them red. (Wiki)
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Listed Buildings
A listed building in the UK is one which is on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
A listed building may not be demolished, extended or altered without special permission from the local planning authority (who typically consult the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings).
For a building to be included on the list, it must be a man-made structure that survives in something at least approaching its original state. Most structures on the list are buildings, but other structures such as bridges, monuments, sculptures, war memorials, and even milestones and mileposts may also be listed. Some structures can also be classified as Scheduled Ancient Monuments rather than Listed Buildings.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 January, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 January, 2014
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Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2169 6850 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.7873N 1:40.6000W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2170 6850
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