Location 1 School Road, Gillingham
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1890
Year closed n/a
Century of Operation 1800-1899, 1900-1999
Building Type Police Station, Courthouse
Remarks Police station with cells adjoining the courthouse, which made the lock-up on South Street redundant (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/gillingham-lock-up/). The Police Station/Courtroom was built using local orange/red brick and local stone quoins. There is a date stone above the arched window inscribed 'County Police 1890'. The building is still standing, the exterior as built with internal alterations. The police continue to occupy the building, while the Courthouse has become the town hall. The inside of the police station was modernised in 1984. A cell door from the Police Station is now an exhibit in the Town Museum, located at Chantry Fields, Gillingham, opposite the Waitrose store.
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Description: Exterior, showing the police station on the right, with date stone (County Police 1890) above the arched window. Part of the building on the left was used as a courtroom.
Description: One of the original cell doors, now on display in Gillingham Town Museum. The door was in use until 1984 when the interior of the station was modernised.
Description: Original cell door, showing interior view. On display in Gillingham Town Museum
Description: Original exterior police light. On display in Gillingham Town Museum