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HISTORY CALLS: Chalfonts Tube station phone box gets Grade II listed status

 Published on: 7th August 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A unique telephone box at Chalfont & Latimer London Underground station in Little Chalfont has been awarded Grade II listed status.

The unique item is one of only four K8 phone box models found on the underground network, and one of only 50 in existence in the UK, as most were removed by British Telecom in the 1980s.

The phone boxes were designed by architect Bruce Martin and were installed in the 1960s for use by Tube staff.

The box’s new Grade II status will see special care taken to preserve it as a piece of history.

The status was awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and was secured by the work of Buckinghamshire Council’s Local Heritage List Team (LHLT), working with Transport for London.

Councillor Peter Strachan, the council’s cabinet member for planning and environment, said: “We are delighted that our LHLT has in some way helped secure national Grade II listing for this iconic piece of cultural and design significance here in Buckinghamshire.

“It is so important that we treasure and protect artefacts like this for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.”

Photo credit: Historic England

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