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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
Entry Name: Michael Faraday Memorial
Listing Date: 21 June 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385511
English Heritage Legacy ID: 470910
Location: Southwark, London, SE1
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
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE ROUNDABOUT,
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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