National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Field Marshall Sir Claude Auchinleck


Type Statue

     The portraits facial features have been rendered naturalistically, while the broad surfaces of the body are treated in an impressionistic manner.
     This standing figure of Sir Claude Auchinleck in a relaxed pose was commissioned and paid for by the Murrayfield Real Estate Company Ltd., the developers of Five Ways Shopping Centre.It is believed that Auchinleck sat for a bust, the rest being taken from photographs.(4)
     The Field Marshall, a distinguished officer in the First and Second World Wars, (1) had been the chairman of Murrayfield's since 1958.(2) It was the idea of the Managing Director, (3) who had served under Auchinleck in the desert war, to erect the statue and name the piazza after him. This is the only known statue of Auchinleck.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
De Henriques, Fiore Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 2.35m high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx106 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Broad Street
Precise location Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad Street, inner plaza
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1965
Unveiling details 27 April 1965
Commissioned by Murrayfield Real Estate Company Ltd
Duty of care Unknown
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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