Building record MYO4154 - Red telephone box, Wetherby Road

Summary

A cherished feature of Rufforth village, complimenting the Village Garden and pump. C.1935. A fine example of a K6 design rapidly disappearing from the English street scene. The K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935, it has a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red overall with long horizontal glazing in door and sides and 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. It has modernised internal equipment. Nominated for inclusion on the Local List of Heritage Assets.

Location

Grid reference SE 5288 5135 (point)
Map sheet SE55SW
Civil Parish Rufforth and Knapton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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NMR Information:

K6 Telephone Box, Wetherby Road. The K6 was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935, it has a standardised design made of cast iron, painted red overall with long horizontal glazing in door and sides and 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. It has modernised internal equipment.
The phone box was assessed for listing in 2009, but did not meet the criteria for addition to the list for the following reasons:
The listed structures in the vicinity do not form a closely associated visual group.
Its setting and location are not of special interest in the national context. (1)

1 English Heritage Listing File Alison Clarke, 26-FEB-2009

No List Case: 506569/001

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2019 4:36PM

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