Report on Condition of Police Stations 1857 4

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Sapperton. This station faces the road leading from Cirencester to Bisley. It has a cottage adjoining on one side and open on the other. It is distant 5 miles from Cirencester and 4 miles from Bisley. The state of repair is good. The accommodation down stairs is sufficient there are but 2 bedrooms open to the rafters not ceiled and cold. No cell and the Privy and yard open to adjoining cottage. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10142)
South Cerney. This station is set back from the high road leading to the village of South Cerney from Cirencester and is shut in by a high wall. It is distant 4 miles from Cirencester and 4 miles from Easington. The state of repair is very bad and the premises are old low in the ground and very damp. The rooms are sufficient on the ground floor but the bedrooms are deficient in number and comfort. There is no cell here. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10144)
St Briavels. This station faces the road leading from Coleford to Chepstow. It has houses adjoining it on both sides. It is distant from Coleford 6 miles and Lydney 7 miles. It is in good repair and contains a sufficient number of rooms. The cell here is too small and derives its light and air only from a lattice over the door which communicates with the kitchen and is insecure. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10145)
St. Georges. This station faces the old road leading from Bath to Bristol and is distant from Lawfords Gate House of Correction 1 ½ miles. The premises are suitable and in good repair generally, the house is detached and has side entrances one cell here not sufficiently secure. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10146)
Stanton. This station is in the centre of the village facing the road from Stanway to Broadway distant from Campden 9 miles Winchcombe 5 miles and Guiting 6 miles it is part of an old Elizabethan stone house in bad repair to the roof and floors. It contains one room washhouse and pantry 2 bedrooms and a dilapidated allie. Could only be made suitable by a thorough repair and throwing in the adjoining cottage no cell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10147)
Staple Hill. This station house is detached and stands on an open piece of ground faces the road from Mangotsfield to Bristol. It is distant from Lawfords Gate 4 miles. Premises in a good state of repair and can be made ... by allowing the proposed additions and alterations. The Cell is insufficient in the air and light and security. Two additional bedrooms and a small office or sitting room for sergeant pantries and yard enclosed at the back. Cells suitable for male and female prisoners. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10148)
Stonehouse. This station faces the road from Gloucester to Stroud. It is distant 8 miles from Gloucester 3 miles from Stroud and 4 miles from Whitminster. The premises are in good state of repair and contain 2 rooms washhouse and pantry 3 bedrooms one cell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10149)
Stow. The station is in the centre of the town and is distant from Northleach 10 miles and from Moreton 4 miles. The house is built up on both sides, affords very incomplete accommodation is in a very bad state of repair and the landlord refuses to make any alterations or to repair properly the premises. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10150)
Stroud. The station is in the centre of the town and is distant from Northleach 10 miles and from Moreton 4 miles. The house is built up on both sides, affords very incomplete accommodation is in a very bad state of repair and the landlord refuses to make any alterations or to repair properly the premises. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10151)
Tetbury. The station is opposite the Market House built up on both sides and very confined. It is distant from Kingscote 5 miles, Minchinhampton 6 miles and Hawkesbury 9 miles. These premises are too unsuitable to attempt any conversion No cell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10152)
Tewkesbury. The Borough Gaol is now used as the Police Station it is situate at one entirety of the town on the North Side. The state of repair is good but the chimneys smoke and are badly constructed. Having been built as a Bridewell it affords very unsuitable and comfortless accommodation for a Police Force. The guard room is small and badly lighted the cell used as an office dark, the sitting room of the married constable badly lighted and formerly used as the Guard Room. The bedrooms are chiefly cells small and dark and several of them only 8 and 1/8 wide and 4/3 high all the floors on the ground and first floors are flagged and rooms on the upper floors have boarded floors. The Gaol is old and dark. A good cell on the Ground floor for male prisoners and a good cell on the first floor or female prisoners. Courts good. There is a room called the guard room and 3 cells 4/6 wide under the town hall but below the level of the soil at the back level are damp and may perhaps be unsuitable with the intended town exchange. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10153)
This station is about 100 yard out of the main street near the cross roads and has houses on each side of it. It has a convenient approach to the palace of holding petty session. It is distant 6 miles from aust, 6 miles from Berkley, 6 miles from Wickwar and 4 miles from Almondsbury. The premises are in tolerable repair they contain a sufficient number of rooms on the ground floor and upstairs. No cell or strong room. Water is to be fetched 200 yards drainage imperfect. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10154)
Tidenham. This station is situate at Tutshill in the parish of Tidenham and faces the main road from St Briavels to Chepstow 7 miles from St Briavels 11 ½ miles from Coleford and 8 miles from Lydney. Notice has been given to leave these premises which are confined damp and unsuitable and required by the owner of the. There is no cell here. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10155)
Westbury on Trym. The station house faces the main road leading from Bristol to the old and new passages and is distant from Lawfords Gate House of Correction 4 miles and from Aust 9 miles. The premises are in good repair and the accommodation is sufficient for the Sergeants and Constables. There is one cell here but not secure as to the roof. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10156)
Whitminster. This station faces the main road from Gloucester to Newport and is near the Whitminster Inn. It is distant from 8 ½ miles from Berkeley 8 ½ miles from Dursley 7 miles. It is in good repair and contains 2 rooms wash house, pantry and 3 bedrooms and a cell. Deficient in light and is damp. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10157)
Wick. This is one of 2 cottages facing the road leading from Kingswood to Berkeley It is distant 4 miles from Berkeley and 3 miles from Wotton under Edge. The state of repair is pretty good. It contains 2 rooms and pantry on the ground floor 2 bedrooms and the back yard is open to the adjoining cottage and the privy is common to both homes. The water and drainage are bad. No cell here. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10158)
Wickwar. This station faces the road leading from Berkeley. It is distant 10 miles from Bristol and 6 from Thornbury not sufficiently in the centre of the town, is in bad repair and the owner refuses to repair or improve. No cell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10159)
Winchcomb. This station is situate in North street about 40 yards out of the High Street. It is distant 7 miles from Cheltenham, 5 miles from Guiting and 5 miles from Staunton the house though old is in a substantial state of repair. It has 2 rooms and a good washhouse and pantry three bedrooms and 2 allies. There is a lock up but unsecure for male prisoners as to the floor and door. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10160)
Withington. This station is in the centre of the village and within a short distance of the church, is 9 miles distant from Cheltenham and 6 miles from Northleach. The premises are old and in indifferent repair. They comprise one room washhouse pantry and old dilapidated room on the ground floor and wo bedrooms and a tolerably secure lock up . There is a great want of privacy at the back yard water and privy being common to other houses and the sewage defective. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10161)
Wotton under Edge. The station is in Haw Street and sufficiently central, it is distant from Dursley 6 miles, from Horsley 7 miles and from Berkeley 9 miles. The state of repair is bad the accommodation too limited the yard confined and no space on which to add 2 cells. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10162)
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