DescriptionThis was designed in association with W.P. Robinson M. Inst. C.E. A handsome design, consciously reflecting Wren’s work in the palace nearby. Originally it has been intended that there should be four pavilions, one at each corner, looking like miniature versions of the Midland Bank Piccadilly. There was some controversy about these, both because of their cost and the fact that they were said to detract from Hampton Court Palace, so they were omitted. The bridge was widened after the last War and a great deal of Lutyens’s detail was lost in the process. (Amery et al, 1981, Cat no.192)
BibliographyAmery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G., (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981 – 31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.
Also Cited InButler, A., 1950. The architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens: the Lutyens memorial series. Vol II: Gardens: Lay-Outs and Town-Planning: Brdiges: Imperial Delhi: Johannesburg Art Gallery: The Washington Embassy: University Buildings, Country Life: London and Scibners: New York.
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ClientMiddlesex and Surrey County Councils