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Fire Station, Tower Hamlets

Description: Fire Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 206210

OS Grid Reference: TQ3527282817
OS Grid Coordinates: 535272, 182817
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5281, -0.0513

Location: Bessy Street, Poplar, Greater London E2 0JQ

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E2 0JQ

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Listing Text

4431 (North Side)
Fire Station
TQ 3582 10/201
Late C19. In style of Norman Shaw. Red brick with blue brick and white stone
dressings. Corner sexagonal banded tower. Slate roofs throughout, main one has
crested tiles. Tall chimneys irregularly placed. 3 storeys and 2 ranks of dormers,
lower rank through eaves and gabled, upper rank set in steeply pitched, high,
roof. 3 bays width to Roman Road. Ground floor has 3 shallow moulded white stone
arches over Fire Doors, separated by banded brick and stone buttresses. Above,
decorative red tiles with white stone band at 1st floor sill level. 3 sash windows
paired, under plain stone lintels. Blue brick band below 2nd floor windows which
have red brick gauged arches and blue brick bands above. Stone cornice below
lower dormers. Metal lettering on facade "Fire Brigade Station". Corner block
1 bay, windows in shallow arched brick recesses. Shield.

Listing NGR: TQ3527282817

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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