History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Sutton Police Station, Gate Piers and Police Lamps

A Grade II Listed Building in Sutton, Sutton

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.3612 / 51°21'40"N

Longitude: -0.1911 / 0°11'27"W

OS Eastings: 526039

OS Northings: 164014

OS Grid: TQ260640

Mapcode National: GBR CL.4HJ

Mapcode Global: VHGRQ.M1VT

Plus Code: 9C3X9R65+FH

Entry Name: Sutton Police Station, Gate Piers and Police Lamps

Listing Date: 11 October 1994

Last Amended: 18 April 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449361

Location: Sutton, London, SM1

County: Sutton

Electoral Ward/Division: Sutton Central

Built-Up Area: Sutton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Sutton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

TQ 2664 (south-east side)
Sutton Police Station
Station for the Metropolitan Police. Dated 1908 on hopper heads, the architect John Dixon Butler,
police surveyor 1896-1920. Red brick with Portland stone dressings, slate roof partially renewed
in modern materials. An L-shaped building; five bays to main two-storey front, with attics and
asymmetrical single-storey wing, short four-bay return ending in small three-bay wing, longer
four-bay two-storeyed wing to rear.
Symmetrical five-bay facade with, at ends, Ionic pilasters and deep modillion eaves cornice. Three
central dormers. Regular first-floor fenestration of paired sashes. The ground-floor with canted
bays at ends with stone cornices, and central stone aediculed door surround with stepped cornice
carved with the word'POLICE' and incorporating three steps and side piers. The freedom of the
curves in this doorcase is very typical of Butler's best work. Double panelled doors with small panes
of glazing at top. Wing with oeil de boeuf window in gable and three-light rounded bay with
sashes either side of secondary door in aediculed surround. Side elevation also with Ionic pilasters
and modillion eaves cornice, the regular fenestration interupted by two very tall stacks. An
irregular pattern of sashes and round windows at rear. L-shaped wing of four bays with sashed
windows to upper floors, the ground-floor with tiny iron glazing bars demarkating the cells. West
elevation with four tall stacks irregularly spaced; all stacks have stone copings.
The interior is simple, its cornices now hidden under false ceilings. Sutton Police station is unusual
in that its original plan-form survives complete.
Stone piers to front carry the traditional'blue lamps'.

Included as an unusually elaborate example of a Metropolitan Police station built in a suburban area
where a more domestic composition could be adopted.
The Builder, 6 March 1909

Listing NGR: TQ2603764013

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.