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Canon Row Police Station, Westminster

Description: Canon Row Police Station

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 208954

OS Grid Reference: TQ3021979769
OS Grid Coordinates: 530219, 179769
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5019, -0.1253

Location: Derby Gate, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2AH

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1A 2AH

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Listing Text

Cannon Row Police Station

G.V. II*

Police station. 1898-1902 by J. Dixon Butler with R. Norman Shaw as
consultant, as part of the New Scotland Yard extension (1896-1906),
Victoria Embankment q.v. Granite, Portland stone and red brick, slate
roofs. Amalgam of Flemish and English Baroque sources continuing Shaw's
original New Scotland Yard theme. L plan with screen wall to courtyard.
4 storeys and attic main block with 2 storey range in parallel fronting
Cannon Row and 5 storey east wing. The main range 1 window deep and 7
windows wide. Ground and 1st floor granite faced with large rusticated
doorway under cornice and blocking course in north gable end. Segmental
arched casement windows those in upper brick and stone banded floors in
stone architraves; rusticated Venetian windows to north gable end. The
east wing has pairs of narrower segmental arched windows. Stone eaves
cornice and stone dressed gables to main block with tall coupled banded
chimney stacks. The granite masonry of north gable end ground and 1st
floors is continued at slightly lower level as the screen wall to
courtyard with pedestrian doorway and segmental stop-moulded and keyed
arch carriage entrance; 4 storeys added above in similar style to east

Listing NGR: TQ3021979769

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Source: English Heritage

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