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Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)
Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)
Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)
Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)
Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)
Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)

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A statue of Robert Louis Stephenson roughly twice life-size in contemporary dress holding in his right hand partly unfurled plans probably representing engineering designs. He is standing on a pedestal with an inscription recording his dates of birth and death. This statue is in the open space in front of Euston Station. Originally installed in about 1870 between the two stone entrance lodges located beside Euston Road which were constructed at the same time, it was moved to Euston Square, probably when that was demolished. When the station was rebuilt in 1968 it was moved to the forecourt.
Title

Robert Stephenson (1803–1859)

Date

1861–1865

Medium

bronze & polished Aberdeen pink granite

Accession number

NW1_CRH_S036

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1861

Work type

Statue

Owner

London Borough of Camden Council

Custodian

London Borough of Camden Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date

14/05/74

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at all times

Inscription description

east face, pink granite plaque with incised gold letters: ROBERT STEPHENSON / BORN / OCTOBER 16TH 1803 / DIED / OCTOBER 12TH 1859.

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Located at

Euston Square, Camden

NW1 2BW

Located on the west side of the elevated entrance forecourt to Euston Station.