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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ENGINE HOUSE OF METROPOLITAN WATER BOARD

List entry Number: 1226755

Location

ENGINE HOUSE OF METROPOLITAN WATER BOARD, GREEN LANES N4

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHackneyLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-May-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Feb-1975

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 423979

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. GEEEN LANES N4 5013 (East Side) -------------- Engine House of Metropolitan Water Board (Formerly at Waterworks Pumping Station) TQ 3286 11/222 16.5.72. II*

2. Large building designed to resemble a mediaeval fortress with keep and bailey. 1854-6 by Chadwell Mylne. Stock brick with stone dressings. Battlements and large stepped buttresses all around. The "keep" is of 2 storeys with a tall basement plinth. 6 windows on main south-west front. At north-east and south-west corners round towers with square bartizans the former with a tall conical roof and both having battlements crow-stepped up towards them. Continuous quasi-entablature, with cable moulding, running right around towers. Taller octagonal chimney tower to east. 8 steps (the top one with bootscraper!) to entrance in forebuilding running along north wall and into "bailey" building, which is lower with segmental arcading and 2 slit windows in each bay. Important picturesque landmark.

Listing NGR: TQ3231486884

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32314 86884

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