Luton Heritage Forum

Red Telephone Box

Address : Midland Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0929121686

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the High Town conservation area

Site Description : K6 telephone box 'Kiosk' designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as an update to the K2. The K6 began production in 1935 and was commissioned to celebrate the Jubilee of King George V also known as the Jubilee Kiosk. It is similar to the K2 and made of cast iron and painted red however it is lighter in weight. Due to problems with vandalism and failure to repair, the 1980s saw many of the K6s replaced with boxes of little design merit.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Group Value and Contribution to Built Environment; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the Red Telephone Box and are all within about 200 metres :

Bute Street
70 Bute Street - George II Public House [Grade II listed]
Dudley Street
1-5 Dudley Street [Draft Local List]
4 Dudley Street [Draft Local List]
Guildford Street
40 Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
50 Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
High Town Road
High Town Methodist Church [Grade II listed]
High Town Methodist Church Hall [Grade II listed]
Gates, Dwarf Wall And Railings To High Town Methodist Church [Grade II listed]
Bollard [Draft Local List]
2 High Town Road [Draft Local List]
5 High Town Road [Draft Local List]
48 & 48A High Town Road [Draft Local List]
70 High Town Road - Former Co-op [Draft Local List]
Midland Road
Station House [Draft Local List]
102 Midland Road [Draft Local List]

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