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Fire Station, Accrington

Description: Fire Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183817

OS Grid Reference: SD7635128200
OS Grid Coordinates: 376351, 428200
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7496, -2.3601

Location: A680, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2BH

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 2BH

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
7/20 Fire Station

Fire station, 1933, by Sir Percy Thomas, in simplified and streamlined
classical style. Ashlar, flat roofs on 2 levels. Single storey of 2
different heights. Essentially symmetrical facade of 3 elements; a
large rectangular central block with lower wings as a reflected pair.
The main block has a colonnade of piers framing 5 tall garage doorways
and a staff entrance, a square-panelled frieze. The wings have 3
similar but small doorways and a window at the inner end. At rear
and attached by a wall to the main building is a hose-drying tower of
six storeys, entirely plain except for the top storey, which has
pilaster strips and pedimented roof, giving the effect of a small temple.
Designed en suite with Police Station (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SD7635128200

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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