Hertford Borough Police Station



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Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

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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