Binbrook Village phone box has listed status

Binbrook's phone box is now Grade II Listed
Binbrook's phone box is now Grade II Listed

A piece of iconic British architecture in a Wolds village has been given a listing by English Heritage.

The process to get the K6 telephone box in Binbrook’s market place listed has taken about one year and was led by parish councillor Pauline Bacon.

“The phone box where we lived previously was listed, so when I saw this one wasn’t I thought it was important to apply,” said Mrs Bacon.

“Binbrook, like the rest of the Wolds, needs all the help it can get.

“I felt if we lived in the Cotswolds the box would be protected, so why not here.”

English Heritage says the Grade II Listing was given as it is ‘an iconic C20 industrial design’ and it has ‘a strong visual relationship with two Grade II listed buildings’ - the village pump and Manor House wall and gatepiers.

The K6 phone kiosk was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935.

There are currently 14,000 of the kiosks left around the country and 2,500 of these are listed.