TQ1684 : Sudbury Town tube station - entrance building

taken 1 year ago, near to Wembley, Brent, Great Britain

Sudbury Town tube station - entrance building
Sudbury Town tube station - entrance building
The original District Line station opened in 1903 LinkExternal link . It was demolished in the early 1930s and replaced by the current buildings, designed by Charles Holden LinkExternal link , when it transferred to the Piccadilly Line.

The station is Grade II* listed LinkExternal link ; the text of the listing includes: “Architectural interest: the elegantly proportioned, boldly massed, brick and concrete booking hall with its cantilevered canopies and curved waiting room, is an effective landmark and impressive interior space. * Historic interest: the Sudbury Town 'box' was the prototype for Charles Holden's ground-breaking Modernist designs for the Piccadilly Line extensions of the early 1930s. * Innovative construction: the use of reinforced concrete for the booking hall roof and canopies was new to station design in this country * Intactness: it is one of the best preserved of Holden's Piccadilly Line stations”.

The concrete roof overhangs a wide frieze which originally had a neon name sign on both principal elevations. These were the only neon signs ever used on a London Underground station. They were removed by 1958 and there is now bronze lettering, on the street elevation only, with a large reproduction illuminated roundel below.

In addition, some of the original station signage uses the Johnston Delf Smith typeface, a wedge-serif variation of the standard London Underground Johnston typeface.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Underground Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1689 8490 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.0534N 0:18.9315W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1691 8491
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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