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Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: Lynn Chadwick's sculpture 'The Watchers' with the point blocks beyond

RIBApix ref no RIBA59327
Architect/DesignerChadwick, Lynn (1914-2003)
London County Council. Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerDonat, John (1933-2004)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1959
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceJDN23 07 63/C/10
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Donat / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Chadwick's sculpture, one of three made from the same mould in 1960, was sited on the estate in 1963. It was stolen in 2006. The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.

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skyscrapers, flats, housing, town planning, statues