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Fire Station Details - St Georges In The East (LDN) old fire station site

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Name:St Georges In The East (LDN) old fire station site
Address:13 Wellclose Square
Town:Smithfields, London
Year Range: 1843-? (demolished)
Very Rough Plot:
51.510261 North
00.066808 West
Further Information/ Provenance: 

Frank van der Weerden
- There was a Phoenix insurance fire station here in 1824 - possibly same station
- The Welshman 19/03/1841: fire-station in Wellclose Square

Possibly shown on 1875 1:1250 OS map, still on 1878 1:2500 OS map

London Fire Brigade History FB group, Simon Adamson
- Prior to 1866, Wellclose Square had two fire stations. In the north (as I understand it) was the parish station of St George's in the East. This appeared to be in the centre of the square looking out. On the west side, looking east towards the centre, was the LFEE station, which must have been of some antiquity as it was previously an insurance station. On the formation of the MFB, the parish station was presumably closed and the MFB operated out of the LFEE station. Shortly afterwards, the LSC opened a station on the north side looking towards the centre
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