Moving Underground

Trinity Road

Exterior view of Trinity Road underground station

Photographer: Sidney W. Newbery (1894-1985)
Architect: Charles Holden (1875-1960) for Adams Holden & Pearson
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

To test his new design for the Morden extension stations, Holden produced a full scale mock up of Clapham South station, using a three-way folded screen as its model. Trinity Road station (later renamed Tooting Bec) is almost identical in its appearance except that the central void is removed, with the entrances positioned either side of the corner. This is due to the narrowness of the site, resulting in the leaves of the screen being folded almost at right angles to each other.
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