GOOGLE has marked the 140th birthday of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of the red telephone box, in its latest Doodle illustration.

Sir Giles, who grew up at Hollis Street Farm in Ninfield, is one of the country’s most famous architects.

He is credited with designing the red phone box, which has become synonymous with Britain.

Google's UK homepage has been decorated with six animated red phone boxes to mark the occasion.

The Argus: Sir Giles Glibert Scott designed the red phone box.Sir Giles Glibert Scott designed the red phone box.

The Doodle was created by UK-based artist Jin Zhang.

Sir Giles is also responsible for designing London’s Battersea Power Station, the University of Cambridge library, and Liverpool Cathedral.

But his most beloved work will always be the red phone boxes he designed for the General Post Office in the 1920s.

Although he was born in Hampstead, London, Sir Giles moved to Sussex at the age of nine, alongside his mother and siblings.

Hollis Street Farm was left to Sir Giles in the will of an unmarried Uncle.

From an early age, his mother decided that he and his brother Adrian were to become architects and took them "steeplechasing" on bicycles around the Sussex countryside.

Sir Giles came from a family of architects, including his Grandfather, Sir George Gilbert Scott, who is known for designing the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, London, and the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station.

He died on February 8 1960.