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Latitude: 51.4529 / 51°27'10"N
Longitude: -0.2453 / 0°14'43"W
OS Eastings: 522018
OS Northings: 174117
OS Grid: TQ220741
Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.8T8
Mapcode Global: VHGR3.PRN2
Entry Name: The Watchers Behind Downshire House (Roehampton University) Alton Estate
Listing Date: 15 April 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031600
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469114
Location: Wandsworth, London, SW15
Electoral Ward/Division: Roehampton
Built-Up Area: Wandsworth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Roehampton Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/10/2017
ROEHAMPTON LANE, SW15(West side)
The Watchers behind Downshire House (Roehampton University), Alton Estate
(Formerly listed as The Watchers behind Downshire House (Garnett College), Alton Estate)
Sculpture. 1960 by Lynn Chadwick, sited at Roehampton in 1963 by the London County Council. Bronze, cast from a frame of iron and spolit (gypsum and iron filings); over seven feet high on low plinth. Three abstract figures, of menacing and predatory character, that sum up Chadwick's fear of 'big brother', an Orwellian theme in tune with popular politics of the time. A fine example of his work, brilliantly sited where the figures can survey the whole Alton West estate, one of the LCC's greatest architectural achievements, across Downshire Field. It forms a stark contrast to the agrarian 'Bull' by Robert Clatworthy at the bottom of the slope.
Listing NGR: TQ2201874117
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