Bronze statue of Greathead, studying a plan.
On the sides of the plinth are medaillons and text:
- (north) Bronze relief depicting eight men shovelling and manually transporting earth. They are inside a multi-jointed ring which is presumably the travelling shield. The relief is circumscribed: JAMES HENRY GREATHEAD 1844-1896.
- (south) Stone relief including two badges, water and a bridge, circumscribed: CITY AND SOUTH LONDON RAILWAY.
city and south london railway
inventor of the travelling shield
that made possible the cutting
of the tunnels of london's
deep level tube system
- James Walter Butler RA (London 1931),
The plinth hides a ventilation shaft for the Underground.
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°30'47" - W 0°5'16")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gblo146; Photograph: 7 August 2014
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