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Michael Faraday Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4951 / 51°29'42"N

Longitude: -0.1006 / 0°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 531948

OS Northings: 179061

OS Grid: TQ319790

Mapcode National: GBR PL.K6

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6PN7

Plus Code: 9C3XFVWX+2P

Entry Name: Michael Faraday Memorial

Listing Date: 21 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470910

Location: St. George's, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark Holy Trinity and St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Michael Faraday Memorial



Transformer station for London Transport and memorial to
physicist and chemist Michael Faraday. Designed by Rodney
Gordon whilst he was in the employment of the London County
Council. Designed 1959; built 1960-61. Black-painted steel
structural supports and square stainless steel dished panels
cladding enclosure. Flat roof. Rectangular plan with 4
supports, one to each side, which are proud of the cladding
and the roof; the rectangular enclosure is suspended within.
Recessed black-painted plinth. A building of architectural
quality and panache; also an early British example of the use
of stainless steel as a cladding skin and a building which
looks forward in its language and materials to the "high tech"
of the 1970s and 1980s.

Listing NGR: TQ3194879061

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