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Snow Hill Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5171 / 51°31'1"N

Longitude: -0.1028 / 0°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 531734

OS Northings: 181500

OS Grid: TQ317815

Mapcode National: GBR PB.2B

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.54HB

Entry Name: Snow Hill Police Station

Listing Date: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469704

Location: City of London, London, EC1A

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Farringdon Without

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


627-0/8/10083 No.5 (Snow Hill Police Station)


Police Station. 1926 by Sydney Perks. Stone with lead to bay; roof of slate. Five storeys over basement. Three-window range. All opening flat arched. Noteworthy and unusual blend of Moderne and Arts and Crafts style. Banded rustication to ground floor with three doors, those to sides with one sidelight each, that to centre at rear of rectangular recess set under a full-height polygonal bay of five windows with Tuscan pilaster responds and a cornice at the top cut in a Meander pattern and having long acanthus brackets. Running guilloche to ground floor. Plain parapet with coping. Ornaments are judiciously placed to emphasise the simple expanse of masonry and the elegant metal-faced bay. Police lanterns in parapets over side elevations. City of London plaque to the Saracen's Head, demolished in 1868.

Listing NGR: TQ3173481500

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