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Caledonian Road tube station gains heritage listing

July 27, 2011

Probably the most distinctive building on the Caledonian Road

Caledonian Road underground station has been granted Grade II listed status. In a landmark announcement, sixteen London Underground stations have been granted this protected status reflecting their unique design and contribution to the life of London.

All the stations have historic and architectural significance, illustrating the development of the capital’s Underground system. Many were designed by Leslie Green whose ‘ox-blood’ red tile facades, pioneered the use of a strong and consistent corporate image which has become recognised around the world.

Caledonian Road station is an exceptionally well preserved example of Green’s design and is probably the most distinctive building on the entire Caledonian Road.

Caledonian Ward Councillor Rupert Perry says “this is undoubtedly one of the finest surviving Picadilly Line stations but it is not the only one. Holloway Road station is an equally good example and – more pertinently – so is the York Way tube station which has been closed for many years but which is a strong candidiate for re-opening when the Kings Cross railway lands are redeveloped.”

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