SW7834 : Old Fire Station, 2 Broad Street, Penryn

taken 1 year ago, near to Penryn, Cornwall, Great Britain

Old Fire Station, 2 Broad Street, Penryn
Old Fire Station, 2 Broad Street, Penryn
Grade II Listed fire station of 1899. The site had formerly been owned by Penryn MP and Pendennis Castle governor Sir Nicholas Slanning, who died for the royalist cause during the English Civil War. The site was acquired in 1887. Until then it had been a dwelling, and in 1899 a new fire station was built, although reportedly the firemen still had to catch the horses for the engine from a field near St Gluvias Church. It is possible that the building may have re-used earlier elements. The 1940s brought a new fire station and in the decades that followed it was used as a shop, veterinary practice, cafe, and finally in the late 1980s or early 1990s flats, before lying empty from the mid 2000s. In early 2017 application was made to renovate it into two flats.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fire Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7858 3434 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:10.0586N 5:6.1131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7857 3435
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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