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Michael Faraday Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Michael Faraday Memorial

Listing Date: 21 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470910

Location: 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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Listing Text


TQ3179,
636-1/4/883

SOUTHWARK,
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE ROUNDABOUT,
Michael Faraday Memorial

21/06/96

II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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