Alternative Names Hitchin Bridewell
Location Silver Street, now 67 Bancroft Hitchin
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1842
Year closed 1885
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Prison, Police Station
Remarks Former County Bridewell at Hitchin became the town police station in 1842 on the suggestion of the county surveyor. An additional cell was created, the privy was moved into the yard and a stable built. There was also accommodation for a police officer (inspector) and his family. When a new police station was built in 1807, the bridewell continued to be used for police accommodation, until it finally became a private dwelling. It has since been demolished.
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