Beverley Police Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Former House of Correction

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   Adjacent to the Guildhall, Register Square,  Beverley

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Former house of correction

Remarks   Grade II listed. Former house of correction and borough gaol that became a police lock-up

Descriptions

'There was an East Riding house of correction in the building adjacent to the Guildhall from 1611. [see separate listing in the 19th Century Prisons database]. When the house of correction was moved to New Walk, the Guildhall building was made available as the borough gaol in 1811 and rebuilt for the purpose in 1832...By 1857 the building was only used as a lock-up for the police office [in the Guildhall] next door...In 1863...the prison building then became the borough police station.'

East Riding Museums, Exhibition Guide, 'Criminals, Courts and Correction: A history of crime and punishment in Beverley'

'Circa 1835. 2 storeys, rendered, with parapet line continuing that of the Guildhall. 4 12-pane sashes in moulded architraves to each floor. Wide entrance to right with C20 door.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Police Station', Beverley, LEN1083961

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SOURCES

    East Riding Museums, Exhibition Guide, 'Criminals, Courts and Correction: A history of crime and punishment in Beverley'

  • https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/EasySiteWeb/EasySite/StyleData/lma/downloads/museums/past-exhibits/beverley-guildhall/crime-and-punishment-in-beverley.pdf
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Police Station', Beverley, LEN1083961

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1083961

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