SU4639 : The Old Fire Station, Sutton Scotney

taken 12 years ago, near to Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, Great Britain

The Old Fire Station, Sutton Scotney
The Old Fire Station, Sutton Scotney
This wonderful thatched barn was brought into use as a fire station for the National Fire Service in 1939 and the crew attended many war-related incidents including a Halifax bomber crash at Hunton Down Farm. On 1st April 1948 the National Fire Service was disbanded and Sutton Scotney fire station became one of the 50 fire stations forming the Hampshire Fire Service. The only thatched fire station in the country, continued in service until 14th October 1972 when the present station a few yards further up Oxford Road was officially opened. The building stands in the car park of the Coach & Horses public house and has been converted into letting accommodation, the three rooms are named Dennis, Bedford and Commer after famous makes of Fire Engine.
The new fire station is next door LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 October, 2005
Category
Fire station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 463 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.2055N 1:20.3028W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 463 395
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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