I have this thing for clocks: County Fire Office

County Fire Office

The County Fire Office is at the end of Regent Street, adjacent to Piccadilly Circus intersection and on the corner of Glasshouse Street.  According to Historic Englandit was completed in 1924 by Ernest Newton as part of the “grandiose rebuilding” of Regent Street undertaken by Sir Reginald Blomfield.


Classical details include the swags across the attic story, a stepped blocking course above the cornice, and a sculpture of Britannia and lion.  The dome is copper.  Take note, it is 12:30 and time for lunch!

County Fire Office clock

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8 Responses to I have this thing for clocks: County Fire Office

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    Very beautiful building. Thanks for the close up of the clock. I love all the detail on this building.


  2. janebye says:

    Love it! “Grandiose” might be appropriate!


  3. in says:

    historical n classical!


  4. Beth says:

    Love the symmetry of the building and the little panes on the windows. Clocks always jump out at me and I hate to see a courthouse or public building without one.


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