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The Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5505 / 51°33'1"N

Longitude: -0.053 / 0°3'10"W

OS Eastings: 535088

OS Northings: 185306

OS Grid: TQ350853

Mapcode National: GBR J6.WW2

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.1997

Entry Name: The Police Station

Listing Date: 18 October 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426716

Location: Hackney, London, E5

County: London

District: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Homerton

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John at Hackney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
LOWER CLAPTON ROAD
TQ 3585
20/706 The Police Station
II NOS 2 AND 4
GV

Police Station including offices, cells and section house. 1904 by John Dixon-
Butler for the Metropolitan Police. Red brick with stone dressings. Slate mansard
roof with dormers. 3 storeys, attics and semi-basement; attached buildings 2 and 3
storeys. Main facade double front with 5 windows. Central stone doorcase with
segmental arched hood on paired elongated console brackets on pedestals; double
panelled doors approached by steps. Outer bays, have 3-light canted bay windows
through ground and 1st floors surmounted by stone balconies. Narrow architraved.
windows flank entrance with rectangular architraved window having small lights
above. 2nd floor sill band; architraved windows of 2 lights and central single
light (centre 3 grouped). Stone bracketed eaves cornice topped by large central
pediment having 3 similar grouped windows and narrow lancet with sill band above.
Pediment flanked by 2-light dormers. Return wall gables form chimneys, that to
right with 2 chimney breasts rising from 1st floor level and joining to form round-
arched recess at 3rd floor level with stone keystone and vousoirs; recessed sash at
each floor level. Chimneys continue through apex of gable as separate stacks but
linked by stone balustrade. Attached 2 storey extension with 2 sashes at ground
floor level paired by a stone lintel with bowed cornice supported on 2 central
brackets; 1st floor has 3 slightly bowed central sashes with sill band and
continuous cornice, with parapet above. Recessed block with all windows at ground
floor; upper floors mostly with 2-light sashes, stone sill and floor bands, and tall
slab chimney stacks to hipped roofs. Attached cast iron railings on low brick wall
to areas and lamp standard Windsor type lantern having blue glass inscribed
"Police".

Listing NGR: TQ3508885306

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

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