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Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque Hampstead fire station

Plaque: Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

Inscription

The clock tower. Built in 1873 this building housed the local fire station until 1915.
Erected by Heath and Hampstead Society 

At British History On-line we read that it closed in 1923, not 1915 as per the plaque.

Site: Hampstead fire station (2 memorials)

NW3, Heath Street

Building designed by George Vulliamy.  The Heath Street façade bears the initials "M.B.W." (Metropolitan Board of Works) and "1873".  In 1923 the ground floor was converted into shop space.

The rather tatty looking plaque used to be on the Holly Hill facade, at about eye height.  In 2014 we see that has been removed (leaving an unpainted patch so possibly the removal was not authorised) and another, more modern plaque erected on the Heath Street facade, high up out of reach.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

Information Subjects commemorated

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Hampstead fire station

Tetramesh has a 1906 photo of this building showing that there used to be mor...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

Information Created by

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Heath & (Old) Hampstead Society / Hampstead Plaque Fund

The Hampstead Plaque fund was set up, many years ago, by Ralph Wade and has b...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower - Hampstead - new plaque

Information Also at this site

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Clock Tower - Hampstead - old plaque

Clock Tower This well loved Hampstead landmark started its life as the local...

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