Location The Wash, Hertford
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c.1836
Year closed Unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'[in 1836], the Watch Committee decided 'for the better and more effectual protection of the property of the Inhabitants and preservation of the public peace' to establish a borough police force...The police station, built in The Wash soon after the force was set up, proved too small once Hertfordshire adopted the County Police Act [in 1841]...Hertford strongly resisted amalgamation with the county police...[and]...managed to prevent the move for another 50 years '
Jacqueline Cooper, 'Hertford, A History'. Chichester: Phillimore, 2007, pp.111-112
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