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Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5285 / 51°31'42"N

Longitude: -0.1154 / 0°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 530831

OS Northings: 182745

OS Grid: TQ308827

Mapcode National: GBR L6.88

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.YVC4

Entry Name: Police Station

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369058

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/67/543 (East side)
Police Station


Police Station. 1869-1870 by Thomas Charles Sorby, Surveyor to
the Metropolitan Police. Stock bricks with Portland and
Tilbury stone dressings to front elevation; projecting eaves
to roof, material obscured; prominent brick stacks to bearing
walls. Italianate style. Four storeys with basement and
one-storey Welsh-slate hipped roof block breaking forward
along the front right facade; 6-window range. Assymetrical
double-fronted with irregular end bays breaking forward and
4-window range centrepiece in recess. Steps rise to slightly
off-centre single-bay porch entrance with stone dressings, and
bracketed cornice surmounted by elaborate stone sculpture with
heraldic supporters, possibly of a later date. 6/6 sashes with
brick and stone surrounds throughout, windows becoming shorter
as they rise. Ornament in loose, almost brutal manner; stone
and brick sill bands to upper floors. Lavish brick cornice
beneath eaves. Built as Clerkenwell Police Station to replace
an earlier station of 1842 part of which appears to remain
attached to the Magistrates Court (q. v.).
(Historians File, English Heritage, London Division: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3083182745

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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