First Police Stations

1839-1902

Sue Webb

According to  the Clerk of the Peace, police officers were  posted to the following towns and villages when the police force started.

 

Berkeley

Cheltenham

Chipping Campden

Chipping Sodbury

Cirencester

Coleford

Dursley

Fairford 

Gloucester

Great Barrington

Kingswood

Lydney 

Marshfield

Minchinhampton

Mitchledean

Moreton-in-Marsh

Nailsworth

Newent

Newnham-on-Severn

Northleach

Stow-on-the-Wold

Stroud

Tetbury

Tewkesbury

Thornbury

Westbury-on-Trym

Whitminster

Winchcombe

Winterbourne

Wotton-under-Edge

 

The Old Court House & Police Station at Coleford. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1804)

The Old Court House & Police Station at Coleford.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1804)

In 1840 Chief Constable Lefroy decided to put his own stamp on the distribution of the police force by stationing police officers at these places.

 

Berkeley

Campden

Cheltenham

Chipping Sodbury

Cirencester

Coleford

Dursley

Fairford

Frogmill  

Gloucester

Great Barrington

Hambrook

Hanham

Marchfield (Marshfield)

Mitchledean

Moreton-in-Marsh

Nailsworth

Newent

Newnham-on-Severn

Northleach

Painswick

Quinton *

Stow-on-the-Wold

Stroud

Tetbury

Tewkesbury

Thornbury

Westbury

Whitminster

Winchcombe

Wotton-under-Edge

  • Quinton is south of Stratford upon Avon. It was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1935.
Guiting Power police station. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1556)

Guiting Power police station.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1556)

In 1902 the following places were listed as operational police stations.

Cheltenham DistrictTewkesbury DistrictGloucester District
Charlton Kings

Cheltenham

Prestbury   

Beckford

Bishops Cleeve

Coombe Hill

Kemerton

Tewkesbury

Twyning

Winchcombe

Cheltenham Road

Churcham

Churchdown

Corse

Dymock

Fretherene

Gloucester

Hardwicke

Hartpury

Newent

Tuffley

Upton St. Leonards

Whitminster

Bristol DistrictForest DistrictStroud District
Filton

Frampton-Cottrell  

Hallen

Hanham

Kingswood Hill

Lawfords Gate

Mangotsfield

Marshfield

Oldland Common

Pucklechurch

Shirehampton

Southmead

Staple Hill

Stoke Bishop

Stoke Gifford

Westbury-on-Trym

Wick

Winterbourne

Blakeney

Cinderford

Drybrook

Littledean

Longhope

Lydbrook

Lydney

Mitcheldean

Newnham-on-Severn

Parkend

Ruspidge

St.Briavels

Tidenham

Westbury-on-Severn

Woolaston

Yorkley

Avening

Birdlip

Bisley

Brimscombe

Horfield

Cainscross

Chalford

Horsley

Minchinhampton

Nailsworth

Painswick

Stonehouse

Stroud

Whiteshill

Dursley DistrictChipping Sodbury DistrictCirencester District 
Berkeley 

Cambridge

Charfield

Dursley 

Kingscote

Newport

North Nibley

Sharpness 

Tetbury 

Uley  

Wotton-under-Edge 

Wickwar

Acton Turville

Almondsbury  

Alveston   

Chipping Sodbury

Didmarton

Falfield

Hawkesbury Upton

Iron Acton

Old Sodbury

Redwick

Thornbury

Bibury

Cirencester

Fairford

Kemble

Lechlade

Sapperton

South Cerney

Chipping Campden DistrictStow on the Wold District 
Chipping Campden

Long Marston

Moreton-in-Marsh

Stanton 

Northleach

Stow-on-the-Wold

Windrush

Withington

Andoversford

Bourton-on-the-Water

Chedworth

Guiting

 

 

This page was added on 18/07/2016.

Comments about this page

  • I remember the old Coleford Police Station ,we lived up lords hill and next door neighbour were Wally long and Johnie Johnstone ,and my father was station sergeant around 59-61

    By Geoff BRIDGMAN (23/02/2017)
  • There was a Police Station at Ampney Crucis, in Cirencester area, occupied latterly by Alan Beese who later moved to the Poulton Police Station, which also isn’t mentioned. I took over there when Alan went to Fairford in the mid 70’s. I’ll see if I can obtain any info on Ampney Crucis.

    By Barry Manning (12/02/2017)
  • Thank you

    By Sue Webb (15/02/2017)

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