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Description: Central Fire Station
Date Listed: 10 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 101924
OS Grid Reference: SZ0963091504
OS Grid Coordinates: 409630, 91504
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7231, -1.8649
1. HOLDENHURST ROAD
SZ 0991 Central Fire Station
Fire Station, C1902. By F W Lacey (Borough Surveyor). Red brick and ashlar; plain
tile roof. 3 storeys with attic; 6-bay asymmetrical facade. Free Renaissance style.
Ground floor; ashlar; each bay with a flat-headed entrance between polygonal stone
piers; bay - 3 pedestrian doorway flanked by flambeau lights with two folding engine
doorways to either side and gated through-way to rear yard to right-band bay. 1st
floor: pairs of round-arched windows between polygonal piers of banded brick and
ashlar; narrow central bay has single window. 2nd floor: square-headed windows
fronted balustrade; narrow central bay has canted oriel window rising as turret
with cupola surmounted by small, domed, lantern on colonettes with tall finial and
weather-vane, both cupola and lantern roofed in bright green patterned tiles; 2 left-
hand bays under gable with frieze over 2nd-floor windows, oculus, and coat-of-arms in
apex. Corniced stack behind turret and one at left end, both in front roof slope.
Rear: glass canopies on iron trusses project in front of portals. Interior: glazed
tiles and bricks to walls; bays 1 and 2 have frieze depicting firemen in action.
A richly detailed building.
Listing NGR: SZ0963091504
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Source: English Heritage
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