Location 9 Holly Walk (on corner of Holly Berry Lane), Hampstead (London Borough of Camden)
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened c.1830
Year closed c.1834
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police watch house
Remarks Grade II listed police watch house. Listing references barred windows but not the cells themselves. Replaced the lock-up at 11 Cannon Lane, Hampstead (see separate listing)
'End of terrace house, formerly a police watch house. c1830, altered. Multi-coloured stock brick, the ground floor painted. 3 storeys, attics and barred semi-basement (formerly cells). Main entrance facade on left hand return to Holly Berry Lane; 2 windows. Round-arched entrance with pilasters supporting an enriched head with lion mask; radial fanlight and panelled door. Recessed C20 casement windows with cast-iron guards. Holly Place facade with segmental-arched casements having cast-iron guards to ground and 3rd floor and a balcony to the 2nd. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to Holly Berry Lane facade, a Windsor lantern on a simple T-bracket. HISTORICAL NOTE: used by the newly formed police force in 1830-4. '
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Watch House and Attached Lamp, 9 Holly Place', Hampstead, LEN1379105
'In the 1830s the newly formed Hampstead Police Force set out on its patrol & nightly watch from this house'
Plaque on building