Location 29 Bancroft Hitchin
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1885
Year closed 1973
Century of Operation 1800-1899, 1900-1999
Building Type Police Station, Courthouse
Remarks To replace the police station which had been established in the old county bridewell (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/hitchin-police-station/). In 1973 the police station was relocated to College Road. Continued use of the cells by the magistrates' court until closure in 1997 needs to be confirmed.
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