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The Old Fire Station, Shere

Description: The Old Fire Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 288507

OS Grid Reference: TQ0730647846
OS Grid Coordinates: 507306, 147846
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2197, -0.4649

Location: Middle Street, Shere, Surrey GU5 9HF

Locality: Shere
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU5 9HF

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Listing Text

(West Side)
The Old Fire Station


Fire station, now public conveniences. 1885. Timber framed on red and
brown brick plinth clad in painted weatherboard, plain tiled roof with
wooden, lead-covered , pyramidal bell cote under iron finial, placed
diagonally across the ridge. to the gable end facing the street. Single-
storeyed with bargeboards to gable ends pierced by roundels on the front.
Tall, full height doors across the width of the front with octagonal
stone plaque above dated: "S and Am V.F.B.1885". Lantern on scroll bracket
support to gable apex. Two three-light casements with diamond pattern
tracery to each side under louvred tops. Two doors to right hand return
wall. Pentice roofed extension to rear. The building is an interesting
example of a later C19 purpose-built fire station and is a prominent
feature in the village centre.

Listing NGR: TQ0730947846

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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