Sunday Times Hampton Site Competition

Scope and Content

Exhibition panels featuring the top five designs of the Sunday Times Hampton Site competitition. These were displayed at the Building Centre at 26, Store Street, London from 8-24 June 1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Government purchased the Hampton Site (the location of the Sainsbury Wing) in 1958. Towards the end of that year the Sunday Times launched an architectural competition for the design of an extension to the National Gallery on the Hampton Site. Although it was recognised that the winning design would not be built, the competition aimed to stimulate debate about the form which any development on the site should take. The comeptition entries were assessed by Professor Sir William Holford, Peter Chamberlin and William Allen. The first prize of £2,500 was awarded to Barrie Dewhurst; second prize of £1,000 went to Boissevain & Osmond; third prize of £500 to I.H. Marshall; and two fourth prizes of £300 each to Mervyn Handley and William Crabtree.


The panels are arranged according to each architect's designs.

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

The most recent and complete list is held on CALM ALM. A paper list is also available at the National Gallery Archive.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Alan Crookham, May 2011.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the reader to determine the exact copyright status of a work.

Custodial History

It is not known when the exhibition panels were deposited in the National Gallery Archive.

Related Material

See also Sunday Times press cuttings at NG24/1958/14 and NG24/1959/12.