Hitchin Police Station and Magistrates Court



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Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

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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    Simon Walker, The Bridewells of Hitchin: or A History of Local Imprisonment. Published by Hitchin Historical Society, 1998, pp. 29-32


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