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Fire Station Details - Gravesend old fire station 2 site

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Name:Gravesend old fire station 2 site
Address:Wrotham Road?/Windmill Street
Year Range: 1940-1969? (demolished)
51.439291 North
00.368394 East
Further Information/ Provenance:
- 1940: Gravesend fire station and police headquarters erected, demolished 1973

Shown on 1955/1958 1:2500 OS map, still on 1973/1975 1:10000 OS map

Rough plot - unknown which side of building was fire station
- Peace time fire services were provided from a new fire station which had been built in Windmill Street in 1942 [so 1940 date may be incorrect]
- Second World War and Cold War Fire Station occupying a block between the northern ends of Windmill Street and Wrotham Road, Gravesend. There were garages opening into the courtyard for regular fire service appliances as well as those of the Auxiliary Fire Service, and a radio control room, hose drying and exercise towers. The fire station was built in 1942, became disused in 1972 and was demolished in 1973, its services being transferred to a new station in Coldharbour Road, Northfleet

UK FB History Group
- John Meakins also lists this as Zion Place

Garry Wainwright
- closed 1969
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