Changing the face of London Underground

Boston Manor

Photograph of Boston Manor underground station

Photographer: Spender Edmiston
Architect: Charles Holden (1875-1960) for Adams Holden & Pearson
Copyright: Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Due to the rapid increase in passenger traffic, Boston Manor station was rebuilt to provide more efficient facilities for the public. Developed by Charles Hutton from Holden's office, the station did not follow the box with a lid format but instead, comprised of a low, horizontal structure spanning the railway tracks with a striking tower rising above. Influenced by modernist, brick-built Dutch architecture, Holden designed the tower using a series of rectangular forms which acted as an effective local landmark.
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