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The Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Harborne, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4611 / 52°27'39"N

Longitude: -1.9488 / 1°56'55"W

OS Eastings: 403575

OS Northings: 284793

OS Grid: SP035847

Mapcode National: GBR 5NH.KN

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.5DLP

Plus Code: 9C4WF362+CF

Entry Name: The Fire Station

Listing Date: 2 August 1990

Last Amended: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409865

Location: Harborne, Birmingham, B17

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Harborne

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Harborne St John

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/02/2013

SP 08 SW 11/53

The Fire Station

(Formerly listed under STATION ROAD)


Fire station. 1907. Red brick with stone ashlar dressing; gabled
and hipped plain tile roofs; red brick end and ridge stacks with
stone capping. Rectangular plan with tower to rear of offices to
left. Fire station and tower in Baroque style; offices in
Vernacular Revival style. Fire station of 3 storeys; 4-bay, 6-
window, first-floor range. Stone-mullioned 2-light windows to upper
floors, of one light to ground floor. Stone cill bands and egg-and-
dart string course touching keystones of ground-floor entrances;
bust of fireman set in Baroque cartouche to centre. Pedimented and
slightly-projecting entrance bays flanking centre: original sliding
doors set in rusticated semi-circular arches with cartouches to keys
and scrolled knees to rusticated pilasters framing 4-light first-
floor windows and second-floor lunettes with aprons and rising to
meet open pediments with swags to tympanae. Canted 2-storey bay to
left with similar fenestration. Offices to left of 2-storeys; 4-
window range with roughcast first-floor: semi-circular arched
doorway to right adjoining slightly-projecting bay with gablet and
gabled bay with canted 2-storey bay window to left; casement
windows, those to ground floor transomed. Tower has swept coping to
parapet and open pediments over top-floor semi-circular arched
windows with stone voussoirs. Interior not inspected but noted as
having glazed brick walls, draining floor and half-glazed doors to
fire station. A fine example of an Edwardian fire station, clearly
influenced by the contemporary work of the London County Council.

Listing NGR: SP0357584793

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