The Faraday Memorial



The Faraday Memorial

The quirky memorial to local electricity pioneer Michael Faraday

Location: Elephant and Castle Roundabout

Description: The odd Michael Faraday Memorial is a monument to the Victorian scientist who lived nearby.

The striking stainless steel box-shaped structure was designed by Brutalist architect Rodney Gordon in 1959. Two years later it was installed here on the centre of the northern roundabout of the depressing Elephant and Castle gyratory system.

It's Grade II listed and contains rather suitably the London Underground electrical substation for the Northern Line and Bakerloo Line. It was formerly intended to be glass encased but that was never going to last, so steel won it in the long term.




Themes: SculptureSculpture Theme  ScienceScience Theme
Ranking This Month: 1135/2749
Pages Hit This Month: 40
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2653

The Faraday Memorial

The quirky memorial to local electricity pioneer Michael Faraday


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Statues & Plaques in the Mall», 1.4km

Sam the Cat», 1.9km

Best Camel Statue», 2.5km

Wellcome to Bleigiessen», 2.5km

Sculptor Epstein lived here», 13.km

Dandelion Sculpture», 1.6km

The Coade Stone Lion», 1.0km

The Faraday Memorial», 0km

The Pavlova Statue», 1.8km

Cleopatra's Needle», 1.2km