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Central Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1132 / 54°6'47"N

Longitude: -3.2325 / 3°13'57"W

OS Eastings: 319524

OS Northings: 469294

OS Grid: SD195692

Mapcode National: GBR 5NVW.Y8

Mapcode Global: WH72H.9WY3

Entry Name: Central Fire Station

Listing Date: 28 May 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388383

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/12/14 Central Fire Station


Fire station. Dated 1911. By Borough Surveyors under Arthur
Race. Red brick with buff terracotta dressings, slate roofs.
Engine house of 1 storey and attic, 1:4:1 bays with 3-storey
tower to rear left. Engine house: 4 segmentally-arched vehicle
entrances with banded piers and large consoles on raised
keystones; enriched modillioned cornice breaks forward at the
piers which continue as parapet dies. Hipped roof with
skylights and decorative octagonal ridge vents. Slightly
recessed end bay on left rises 2 storeys and has banded corner
pilasters and part-glazed panelled door in eared architrave
with keystone: corniced panel over reads 'ERECTED A.D. 1911'.
Terracotta band and keyed oculus beneath open segmental
pediment with cartouche in tympanum. Behind bay 1 the square
tower rises another storey and has banded corner pilasters and
an architraved doorway with balcony to each side. Modillioned
cornice beneath parapet with corner dies; domed cupola with
finial. Bay 6 as bay 1 but the doorway is now a window and
plaque reads 'Central Fire Station'; the pediment retains
original obelisks. INTERIOR: engine house lined with glazed
brick: recreation room above has arched ceiling. Opened
12.12.1912 having cost ยป6,000. Terracotta by Burmantofts of
Leeds. Well-preserved example of the first generation of fire
station built specifically for motorised appliances.

Listing NGR: SD1952469294

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