Moving Underground

Nightingale Lane

Sketch designs for Nightingale Lane underground station

Pencil and coloured crayon
Architect: Charles Holden (1875-1960) for Adams Holden & Pearson
Copyright: RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

For his designs on the Northern line extension to Morden, Holden developed the three-part screen . This could be 'folded' into the different station sites, which were all, except at Morden, on corner sites. This early sketch shows Nightingale Lane station (later renamed South Clapham) on the right but the designs on the left are possibly for Morden which had a flat exterior. The initial design for Nightingale Lane had a deeply projected entrance canopy with a large three-dimensional roundel sitting on top but in the final version the canopy was reduced.
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