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Description: Fire Station
Date Listed: 11 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 209173
OS Grid Reference: TQ2810681591
OS Grid Coordinates: 528106, 181591
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5187, -0.1550
TQ 2881 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHILTERN STREET, W1
11.10.84 No. 1 (Fire Station)
Fire station. Dated 1889, early design by the L.C.C. Architect's
Department, in the Vulliamy manner. Red brick with stone dressings; tiled
roof. Free Tudor-Gothic style. 3 storey and attic, 3-window wide left
hand part with 2-window wide 4-storey and gabled attic part slightly
advanced to right. The stone faced ground floor has 3 altered engine
doors to left hand part, flanked by gabled buttress-piers; 2 ground floor
4-light mullioned-transomed windows to right hand part, with drip mould
over, the left hand window incorporating doorway, articulated by gabled
buttress piers with pseudo-crenellated parapet between. 3-light
mullioned-transomed windows to upper floors, hipped roof dormers over left
hand part, the 3rd floor pair in right hand gable set in ogee arched
recess with flanking pinnacled shafts rising from helmeted firemen head
corbels, carved date panel and foliage enrichments. South return of 4
irregular bays with elaborated, stepped rib chimney stack against panel
traceried gable end and stone oriel to 1st floor by corner. Screen wall
to yard returns back to link with 2nd engine house with large gambrel
tiled roof with overhanging eaves, the doors framed by brick piers rising
to stone ogee domed finials.
Listing NGR: TQ2810681591
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Source: English Heritage
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