Alternative Names Watch House
Location 6-8 Lordship Road (at fork of Lordship Road, behind the Red Lion), Stoke Newington (London Borough of Hackney)
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1824
Year closed Unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks 8 Lordship Road is Grade II listed. Google 'Street View' shows former lock-up door now renumbered '6A' Lordship Road. Plaque on 6-8 Lordship Road says 'Parish Watch House, Lock Up and Fire Engine Room. Engine House built 1821. Watch House & Lock-Up built 1824'.
'Early Cl9 building on island site at fork of road just north of Stoke Newington Church Street. 2 storeys 3 window. Stuccoed front with incised lines; painted brick sides, Low pitched hipped slate roof, rounded above rounded front. 1st floor recessed curved sash window with vertical bars. Ground floor replaced by casement. Small doorway in west side. l-bay extension on east side has pointed arched window. 1-storey south wing of stock brick, with stone impost band and keystone inscribed 1821 to round arched recessed panel holding 6-panel door with radial fanlight. 2 small upper barred windows, Probably originally a Watch House.'
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '8 Lordship Road, N16', LEN1226886
'The Stoke Tup Public House replaced a much earlier building (The Red Lion) on the site in 1925 and is important in views along the street. Behind it is a narrow road which cuts through to Lordship Road with a small collection of buildings dating to the early 19th century, including one dated 1821 (no. 6 Lordship Road) which once provided access to the village pound and watch-house.' 'Just off Church Street, no. 8 Lordship Road (grade II) forms part of an interesting group of early 19th century buildings, part of which is dated 1821. A plaque from the London Borough of Hackney records that this was the site of the parish watch room [sic], lock-up, and fire engine house.'
The Conservation and Design Team, London Borough of Hackney, 'Stoke Newington Conservation Area Appraisal', 2004, p.28, p.50
Description: Stoke Newington Church Street Watch House Plaque
Photo by: Photo © John Levin (cc-by-sa/2.0)