Plaque

Sudbury Town Station

Inscription

Underground Heritage Information
Sudbury Town Station
Listed as a building of National Significance
Architect: Adams, Holden & Pearson Partners, 1932
The original station opened on 28 June 1903 on the Metropolitan District Railway extension from north of Ealing Common to South Harrow. It was rebuilt in preparation of the transfer of services to the Piccadilly line on 4 July 1932.

Sudbury Town is seen as one of the seminal works of the architect Charles Holden and as such it set many of the elements for the other Underground stations he was to design in the 1930s. It saw the move away from the use of Portland stone, as had been seen on his previous designs for stations such as Ealing Common, towards a more European idiom based on unadorned concrete and brick that was a real change in British architecture of the day. It is viewed by many as being one of Britain's best buildings of the time.

The main structure consists of a red Buckinghamshire brick 'box', flanked by single storey extensions and all topped by a concrete flat roof. Each façade is punctuated by a large vertical window that allows natural daylight to flood in and at night, be illuminated - making the building, as intended, a beacon in suburbia. The design also integrates the overbridge and other buildings. The ticket hall still retains much of the original decor including the original passimeter and, on the platforms, the original designs for concrete fencing and lampposts are still used. Some of the signs on the station make use of of the rare, serrifed variation of the traditional Underground Johnston typeface.

Sudbury Town is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line.

The passimeter was a turnstile, operated from inside a change booth that gave access to the platforms.

Site: Sudbury Town Station (1 memorial)

HA0, Station Approach

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Sudbury Town Station

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Adams, Holden and Pearson

Architectural partnership. 1899 Charles Holden joined H. Percy Adams' practic...

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District Railway / Metropolitan District Railway

Formed to complete the 'inner circle' of the tube in London.  This was effect...

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Charles Holden

Architect. Born Bolton. c.1897 he moved to London and worked briefly for C. R...

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Edward Johnston

Calligrapher and lettering designer. Born in San José, Uruguay, the son of an...

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Transport for London / London Transport

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