Report on Condition of Police Stations 1857 D-L

Some words are difficult to read so there a few blanks.

Dursley. This stationhouse is situate at the end of May Lane which leads into parsonage Street and is tolerably central. The premises are in a good state of repair but insufficient in the size of the guard room, kitchen and bedrooms and without any cells. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10112)
Dymock. This station is situate on the west of the village and faces the road leading from Ledbury to Newent. It is distant 11 miles from Ashleworth station 11 miles from Mitcheldean station and 12 miles from Gloucester. The house is in good repair and suitable contains 2 rooms washhouse and pantry on the ground floor 3 bedrooms and 2 allies a lock up once a pantry but too small and insecure. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10113)
Easington. This station is near the main road leading from Cirencester to Fairford and is distant 6 miles from Cirencester and 4 miles from Fairford. It is a detached cottage and in bad repair. The accommodation is good. One cell or strong room. The owner declines to repair or add and notice has been given to leave the premises. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10114)
Fairford. Cirencester to Lechlade. It is distant 9 miles from Cirencester, 4 miles from Lechlade and 6 miles from Bibury. The premises are in good repair and there is space for additional buildings on one side at present they are inconveniently small and contain only 2 bedrooms. The cell is a closet under the stairs without proper light and air. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10115)
Gloucester. The station house is situate at Wotton facing the main road leading from Gloucester to Cirencester and within 60 yards of the junction of the Turnpike Road from Cheltenham and is distant ¾ mile from Gloucester Cross. Owing to the great increase which has recently taken place in the hamlets of Barton St Mary and Barton St Michael in which district census gave a population of 400 and looking at the probability of further increases we recommend that the current station should be given up and established in the locality referred to. The cell here is on the 1st floor small and insecure. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10116)
Guiting. This station is in the village facing the green on the road leading from Winchcombe to Naunton. it is distant 7 miles from Stow, 5 miles from Winchcombe and 7 miles from Northleach . The premises are old and in very bad repair the number of rooms are sufficient –no cell. The owner declines to add one. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10117)
Hambrook. This station faces the main road leading from Iron Acton to Bristol open on one side a beer house adjoining on the other, is distant 5 miles from Bristol 4 miles from Iron Acton and 4 miles from Almondsbury and 2 ½ miles from Staple Hill. The state of repair is indifferent, the accommodation sufficient for the constables. There are 2 cells here one for male and one for female prisoners insufficient in size and security. The owner will not make any outlay or repair. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10118)
Hawkesbury. This station faces the road leading from Wotton Under Edge to Badminton and Tetbury. It is distant 7 miles from Sodbury 4 miles from Wickwar 9 miles from Tetbury and 9 miles from Marshfield. The house is in bad repair and the accommodation is insufficient. There is no cell here. The rooms are intermind ??? In adjoining houses and the premises are not sufficiently private. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10119)
Iron Acton. This station faces the main road leading from Thornbury to iron Acton has a cottage adjoining on one side and is open to the other . it is distant 5 miles from Sodbury, 6 miles from Thornbury and 4 miles from Hambrook, the premises are in tolerable repair except but the drainage is defective. There are two rooms pantry and washhouse the small room is generally used as an office and occasionally as a room for prisoners for which is is not secure. There are 3 bed rooms on the 1st floor. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10120)
Kingscote. This station is near the road leading form the village of Kingscote to Horsley. It is distant from Tetbury 5 miles, Horsley 1 ½ miles, Wotton under Edge 5 Miles and Dursley 5 miles. The state of repair is indifferent it contains 2 rooms on the ground floor and pantry and three small bedrooms. No cell here. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10121)
Lawfords Gate. Lawfords Gate House of Correction is now used as the Police Station for this district. The repair is good, the accommodation ample for the force and prisoners on remand. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10122)
Lechlade. This station is situate in a street near the west end of the church. It is distant 9 miles from Bibury and 13 miles from Cirencester. The premises are in a bad state of repair insufficient and in incapable of being made suitable. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10123)
Littledean. The Littledean House of Correction is now used as a police station and is distant from Coleford 7 miles Newnham 3 miles Gloucester 12 miles. The state of repair is good accommodation simple for Force and Prisoners on remand. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10124)
Long Marston. This station is the centre of 3 cottages and is setback 50 yards from the main road to Stratford upon Avon. It is distant 6 miles from Campden and 12 miles from Staunton. The house is old built of ???? but in tolerably good repair. It contains 2 rooms washhouse pantry and store on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms more light is required to several rooms. No cell or strong room. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10125)
Lydbrook. This station faces the road leading from Lydbrook to Coleford is distant from Coleford 4 miles, Newnham 7 miles and Mitcheldean 5 miles. The premises are very damp from the awful slope of the hillside dangerous in front from being unprotected from a quarry. The lock up is only 7/6 by 2/9. The premises are unsuitable and have no facilities for conversion and the owner is not desirous of laying out any money on them. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10126)
Lydney. This station faces the road leading from the railway station to lydney and is about 200 yards out of the main road leading to Chepstow. It is distant 9 miles from Tidenham, 7 miles from Coleford and 7 miles from St Briavels. The state of repair is good the accommodation sufficient and conveniently arranged and was built by Charles Bathurst for a police station. There are 2 good cells but not sufficiently secure as to doors and panels. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10127)
This page was added on 03/09/2019.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published.