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Whitechapel Fire Station

London FIre Brigade Whitechapel Fire Station - F33

London FIre Brigade Whitechapel Fire Station

Details of London Fire Brigade's F33 Whitechapel Fire Station, including Address, Allocation and History.

Whitechapel Fire Station

Command District:  Eastern
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Station Callsign: F33
Opened: 1931
Address: 27 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, E1 1LD


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The origins of Whitechapel Fire Station lie in the decision by the Metropolitan Board of Works to replace the existing stations on Church Lane and Wellclose Square in 1874.

The original station comprised a four-storey building with stables and a yard to the rear. This was extended in 1899 with the building of new appliance bays in the yard as the existing appliance bay doors were not suitable for the horse-drawn appliances stationed here.

The station was adapted for motor vehicle use in 1911 however, the London County Council decided that the split engine room arrangement was unsuitable, and a replacement was designed in 1928.

The original station buildings were demolished and the current station was built on the same site.