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Fire Station Details - Aston old fire station 2

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Name:Aston old fire station 2
Address:Public offices, Witton Road
Town:Aston, Birmingham
Brigade:West Midlands
Year Range: ?-?
52.503756 North
01.895566 West
Further Information/ Provenance:
- in use at same time as Chester Street station
- part of Aston Manor Fire Service Brigade. In 1882 the Brigade consisted of two divisions, with 2 stations which were situated at the Public Offices, Witton Road, Aston (latterly the Public Library) and at Cheston or Chester Street, Aston Cross (used by the M E B). The site between Prestbury road and Ettington Road, Aston was purchased in 1912. At this time the building of a new fire station was estimated 7000 in 1913 this had risen to 25,577 due to extra accommodation for both fire men and appliances by the time it was built in 1923 the cost had risen 27,560

Shown on 1889 1:500 OS map

Front of building has gap to pavement with basement, so suspect appliances came out of basement into yard behind. Need contemporary photo to confirm. Aston library closed permanently 27/08/11, so no access to rear yard
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