TQ0584 : Uxbridge tube station - stained glass windows

taken 4 years ago, near to Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Uxbridge tube station - stained glass windows
Uxbridge tube station - stained glass windows
The stained glass windows are by the Hungarian artist Ervin Bosssányi (1891-1975) who emigrated to the UK in 1934 LinkExternal link . He also made stained glass windows for the University of London, the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, York Minster, Canterbuy Cathedral and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.

The left hand window shows the coat of arms of (the former) Middlesex County Council LinkExternal link that was abolished in the mid-1960s with the formation of the Greater London Council. The right hand window shows the swan that is on the flag and coat of arms of Buckinghamshire LinkExternal link . And the central window carries the coat of arms of the Basset family: in about 1180 Gilbert Basset, keeper of the Honor of Wallingford in Berkshire, granted the people of Uxbridge permission to hold a market every Thursday LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .

The windows are at the western end of TQ0584 : Uxbridge tube station - concourse.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 1 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0558 8413 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.7718N 0:28.7287W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0561 8414
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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