Bust   

Lord Ashfield - SW1

55 Broadway Lord Ashfield - SW1

Erection date: 1950

Inscription

{Inscribed in the stone below the medallion:}
The Rt Hon Lord Ashfield PC, 1872 - 1948, Creator of London Transport

Site: 55 Broadway (3 memorials)

SW1, Broadway, 55

Designed by Charles Holden and built 1927 – 1929 as HQ for Underground Electric Railways Company of London, the main forerunner of London Underground, who in 2015 announced plans to move out and sell the building for luxury accommodation. And, 2019, the building has been sold to a hotel entrepreneur.

Sculptures on the facades are by Jacob Epstein, Alfred Gerrard, Eric Gill, Allan G. Wyon, Eric Aumonier, Samuel Rabinovitch and Henry Moore.

The Ashfield memorial is inside but can be glimpsed through a glass panel in the reception area.

The two foundation stones are either side of the main entrance: Wakley facing north, Auton facing east. A housekeeper close to retirement and a foreman stonemason - very unusual choices for laying foundation stones - a job often given to senior management or minor royalty.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lord Ashfield - SW1

Subjects commemorated Information

Transport for London / London Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its na...

Read More

Lord Ashfield

Transport organizer and politician. Born Albert Henry Knattriess at New Norma...

Read More

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lord Ashfield - SW1

Also at this site Information

Thomas Auton

Metropolitan District Railway Company This stone was laid on 24th September ...

Read More

Walter Wakley

This stone was laid on 13th September 1928 by Walter Wakley, foreman stonemas...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Greenwich roundels - Blake

Greenwich roundels - Blake

SE10, King William Walk, Discover Greenwich

The roundels on the north, river-facing, frontage are occupied by, left to right: Anson, Drake, Cook, Howard, Blake, Benbow, Sandwich, Ro...

1 subject commemorated
Henry Charles Stephens - bust

Henry Charles Stephens - bust

N3, East End Road, Stephens House

The bust is in the entrance to Stephens House.

1 subject commemorated, 4 creators
Greenwich roundels - Rodney

Greenwich roundels - Rodney

SE10, King William Walk, Discover Greenwich

The roundels on the north, river-facing, frontage are occupied by, left to right: Anson, Drake, Cook, Howard, Blake, Benbow, Sandwich, Ro...

1 subject commemorated
Old Westminster Library - head 4 - Dryden

Old Westminster Library - head 4 - Dryden

SW1, Great Smith Street

The foundation stone is immediately to the right of the central entrance. Above the entrance: "Westminster Public Library, The united pa...

1 subject commemorated
Colonial Office - B05 - Reynolds

Colonial Office - B05 - Reynolds

SW1, Whitehall, Foreign Office

Statues Hither and Thither has been invaluable in identifying some of the busts and most of the statues.The statues are not labelled and ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators