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111 Bow Road

Bow Road Police Station

Significant Building

  • Completed: 1903
  • Grade II Listed [1393152]
  • Built by: John Dixon Butler
  • Historic period: Edwardian: 1901-1914
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Other

Bow Road Police Station sits on the site of the first ever Police office. It is regarded as one of the finest in East London, built in 1903 by John Dixon Butler, the most accomplished of the Metropolitan Police Surveyors who designed more than 200 police stations and courts. The building has a fine Baroque façade with a very high quality of craftsmanship. The Police Stables and accommodation block behind the Station on Addington Road Road make a stark contrast with their minimal modernist design in white concrete and were added in 1937-8, designed by Gilbert Mackenzie Trench.