Fire Station (Building Number 1/77)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691828
Names
Fire Station (Building Number 1/77)
Coordinates
50.8017340° N, 1.1063350° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Fire Station (Building Number 1/77) designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Fire Station (Building Number 1/77) is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1272306
Grade
II*
Name
FIRE STATION (BUILDING NUMBER 1/77)
Location
FIRE STATION (BUILDING NUMBER 1/77), THE PARADE
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63072 00622

SU 6300 NW THE PARADE HM Naval Base Fire Station (Building No 1177) 774-1/29/245

GV II*

Water tower with timber store below, then fire station, part now police offices. 1843-44, by (pt RS Beatson RE, strengthened by Fox, Henderson 1843, enclosed 1847; water tank removed 1950. Cast-iron frame supporting roof of iron plates; corrugated iron cladding. EXTERIOR: 2 stages, formerly with water tank on top. 3 x 13 bays. 2 tiers of columns with moulded caps and bases, lower ones bolted on to granite padstones, upper ones shorter, linked by segmental-arched beams with flat top flanges and pierced spandrels giving effect of double arcade. Oversailing bracketed gallery at top. Sides originally open, now infilled with corrugated iron and on west side having double board doors to fire- engine garages and tall over-lights with glazing bars. At south end, corrugated-iron lean-to. At north end, corrugated iron porch; 2 small- pane windows; cornice at level of lower columns capitals. Brick single- storey additions on east side. INTERIOR: two rows of columns with segmental-arched long and cross beams, the latter braced by inverted T-section beams with parabolic flanges; diagonal wrought-iron ties. Stone flag floor. HISTORY: the tower replaced a wooden structure built by Samuel Bentham for his salt water fire main laid round the Yard in 1800. The water tank held 840 tons of salt water, and the space beneath the tank was used for seasoning timber. A notable early example of a free-standing iron frame, related to Beatson's other iron-framed buildings at Portsmouth, the Chain Testing shop and No...

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Bibliography

  1. “FIRE STATION (BUILDING NUMBER 1/77).” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1272306>