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Barrow-in-Furness Central Fire Station

The former fire station photographed in October 2013

The Central Fire Station on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England is a Grade II listed former fire station that has been described by Historic England as a "well-preserved example of the first generation of fire station built specifically for motorised appliances".[1] Constructed in 1911 and opening a year later, the building served as the town's only station until Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service completed their first new-build station on Phoenix Road in 1996.[2] The building is noted for its striking red brick facades and buff terracotta dressings, it bears a strong resemblance to the Technical School built less than 10 years prior nearby on the opposite side of Abbey Road. The building has since been converted into a 'Bed Brigade' store.

See also


  1. ^ Historic England. "Central Fire Station (1197911)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Barrow Fire Station". Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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