FORMER BRENTFORD FIRE STATION

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1096874

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1990

Statutory Address: FORMER BRENTFORD FIRE STATION, 55, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: FORMER BRENTFORD FIRE STATION, 55, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hounslow (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 18002 77565

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Details

The following building shall be added:

High Street, Brentford TQ 1877 and TQ 1777 NE (south-east side) 18/232 and 14/232 No 55 II (Former Brentford Fire Station)

Fire station, now office. 1897 by T H Nowell Parr for Brentford District Council,converted late C20. Red brick in Flemish bond with terracotta dressings; imitation Welsh slate roof with crested terracotta ridge tiles. 2 storeys with 3-storey bay at rear. 3 bays below paired gables. Chamfered plinth; moulded cornices and strings; moulded buttresses with decorative finials, to angles rising from ground floor impost level, and to gables which are set with decorative tiles. Openings have late C20 glazing with glazing bars and quoined round arches; the 2 ground floor engine entrances have pilaster jambs with fluted capitals; quoined jambs to the three windows above; the outer windows linked to entrances below by broad, swept, corbels; foundation stone between entrances and plaque above with the legend 'Fire Station', and District's coat of arms. Truncated lateral stack to right return, left bay, rising above 3-light mullioned and transomed window with segmental pediment; on the right is window and door with 4 sashes over and another to taller rear bay; parapet with moulded strings and parapet. Left return: taller rear bay has full-height round-arched window with keyed archivolt; round-arched doorway to its right, and two lst floor sashes; 2 truncated stacks breaking parapet. Rear: central corbelled lateral stack (truncated) flanked by sashes which are segmental-arched on ground and 1st floors. Interior: late C20 partitioning and mezzanine floor. At top of rear left bay (the escape and hose tower) are 12 rings in the ceiling from which hoses would have been hung.

Listing NGR: TQ1800277565

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 439902

Legacy System: LBS

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