TQ3078 : Lambeth Fire Station, 8 Albert Embankment

near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Lambeth Fire Station, 8 Albert Embankment
Lambeth Fire Station, 8 Albert Embankment
This was the HQ for the London Fire brigade from 1876 to 2007. A Grade II listed building. LinkExternal link
Albert Embankment :: TQ3079
The Albert Embankment is a stretch of the river bank on the south side of the River Thames. It stretches approximately one mile (1.6 km) northward from Vauxhall Bridge to Westminster Bridge.
Created by the engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette for the Metropolitan Board of Works between July 1866 and November 1869 and was intended to protect Lambeth from flooding.
Along the embankment are several listed structures - river wall & lampstandards LinkExternal link , the inland wall LinkExternal link , benches LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Wednesday, 25 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 305 787 [100m precision]
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