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Latitude: 51.5653 / 51°33'55"N
Longitude: -0.0924 / 0°5'32"W
OS Eastings: 532314
OS Northings: 186884
OS Grid: TQ323868
Mapcode National: GBR GJ.5C9
Mapcode Global: VHGQM.BXZD
Entry Name: Engine House of Metropolitan Water Board
Listing Date: 16 May 1972
Last Amended: 4 February 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226755
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423979
Location: Hackney, London, N4
Electoral Ward/Division: Woodberry Down
Built-Up Area: Hackney
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Stoke Newington
Church of England Diocese: London
1. GEEEN LANES N4
Engine House of
Metropolitan Water Board
(Formerly at Waterworks
TQ 3286 11/222 16.5.72.
Large building designed to resemble a mediaeval fortress with keep and bailey.
1854-6 by Chadwell Mylne. Stock brick with stone dressings. Battlements and large
stepped buttresses all around. The "keep" is of 2 storeys with a tall basement
plinth. 6 windows on main south-west front. At north-east and south-west corners
round towers with square bartizans the former with a tall conical roof and both
having battlements crow-stepped up towards them. Continuous quasi-entablature,
with cable moulding, running right around towers. Taller octagonal chimney tower
to east. 8 steps (the top one with bootscraper!) to entrance in forebuilding
running along north wall and into "bailey" building, which is lower with segmental
arcading and 2 slit windows in each bay. Important picturesque landmark.
Listing NGR: TQ3231486884
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