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Engine House of Metropolitan Water Board

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hackney, Hackney

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XHW85+42

Entry Name: Engine House of Metropolitan Water Board

Listing Date: 16 May 1972

Last Amended: 4 February 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423979

Location: Woodberry Down, Hackney, London, N4

County: Hackney

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

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(East Side)
Engine House of
Metropolitan Water Board
(Formerly at Waterworks
Pumping Station)
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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