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Wapping Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in St Katharine's & Wapping, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5031 / 51°30'11"N

Longitude: -0.0588 / 0°3'31"W

OS Eastings: 534832

OS Northings: 180030

OS Grid: TQ348800

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.YB

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.XHT1

Plus Code: 9C3XGW3R+7F

Entry Name: Wapping Police Station

Listing Date: 1 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441787

Location: St. Katharine's and Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Katharine's & Wapping

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Peter London Docks

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 3480 22/11 GV Wapping Police Station

1907-10 police station, architect John Dixon Butler. Road side block of 2
storeys and attic, linked across central yard to riverside 3 storey block.
Restrained design not surprisingly in a Norman Shaw derived style. Five bay
street front of finely pointed light grey-brown brick with Portland ashlar
dressings. Flush spaced quoins and flush plat bands at ground floor lintel
level and as first floor sill band. Similar frieze and shaped stone-brackets
to deep flat eaves. Flush quoining and stone coping to raised gable ends
capped by banded stacks. Short pentice pitch to slate roof back from eaves
changing to near vertical mansard attic with casement dormers: moulded cornices
and alternating, stepped in, semi-circular and triangular pediments. Two
light glazing bar sash windows to first floor. Mullion-transom casements
to ground floor. Carriage archway in second bay from left with slightly eared
architrave surround, stepped keystone to lintel, lower part of jambs tile
faced. Area railings of simple Arts and Crafts design. Flush squared stone
miillioned transomed windows to west passage elevation,
The river front has a symmetrical 3 bay 4 storey elevation. Spaced flush
stone quoins up into second floor terminating in short sections of cornice
moulding acting as corbel stops for an applied moulded stone gable peaking
in the centre of the parapet which has swept stone copings over the flanking
attic bays. The outer bays under the gable have tiered oriel-bay windows
with stone dressings, on 3 storeys to left but to right stopping short above
ground floor hatch with glazing and small paned side lights. Narrow stone
linteled windows to centre on ground and first floors with 2 light stone mullioned
casement on second floor, the lintel extended out as plat band. Two light
narrow sashes to attic. See also Coldharbour E2 for the father's (John Butler)
Blackwall River Police Station. J D Butler succeeded his father as Metropolitan
Police architect in 1895.

Listing NGR: TQ3483280030

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