The Hampstead Figure is an abstract bronze sculpture by F. E. McWilliam. It was commissioned by Basil Spence and was completed in 1964 for the new Hampstead Civic Centre.[1] It was moved in 2019 to its present location on the Adelaide Road side of the Swiss Cottage Library.[2]

The sculpture represents a reclining female figure in abstract form in bronze.[1] It is sited on a plinth.[1] It is inscribed "The Hampstead Figure, 1964" and signed by McWilliam.[1]

The National Heritage List for England listing describes it as forming a "close and complementary grouping" with the civic buildings, which include the Swiss Cottage Library.[1]

The Hampstead Figure was listed at Grade II on the National Heritage List for England in August 1999.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Historic England. "The Hampstead Figure sculpture to north of Swiss Cottage Library (1388304)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  2. ^ "The Hampstead Figure". Art UK. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2023.

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