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Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5041 / 51°30'14"N

Longitude: -0.0813 / 0°4'52"W

OS Eastings: 533265

OS Northings: 180094

OS Grid: TQ332800

Mapcode National: GBR TH.W0

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.JGWB

Entry Name: Fire Station

Listing Date: 3 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471390

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bermondsey St Mary Magdalen, St Olave, St John and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3380 TOOLEY STREET
636-1/2/780 (North East side)
Nos.139 AND 141
Fire Station

II

Fire station. After 1877. By Alfred Mott of the Metropolitan
Board of Works Architects' Department. Black brick in English
bond to plinth; red brick in English bond above; sandstone and
terracotta dressings. Roofs of tile. Gothic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic. 8-window range. Left return
partly obscured by signage, of slightly later date, stepping
up to 5 storeys.
All 1st- and 2nd-floor windows are paired and
segmental-arched, except for left pair on 2nd floor, which are
flat-arched. The ranges formed by the outer pairs of windows
terminate in a gable dormer, that on the left capping a fully
projecting bay, with a pointed-arched recess grouping together
2nd-floor and attic windows; that on the right an implied bay
only, a ground-floor rectangular bay furnishing the only
projection at this point. Pair of attic windows between the
end "bays" finish as hipped dormers; corbel table to eaves.
Original cart entrances through a pair of segmental-arched
openings, the spandrels of which decorated with terracotta
blocks and bearing a fascia which once bore an inscription.
Ghost of inscription identifies the building as a Fire
Station. Triple windows to either side. High stacks, rebuilt,
to right of gabled bay, to the right of 6th bay and at right
party wall.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A good example of the second stage of London Fire Station
design following the establishment of the municipal fire
brigade in 1866.


Listing NGR: TQ3326580094

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

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