Location Market Street, New Mills
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened c.1854
Year closed c.1875
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
Remarks A police station likely existed in Market Street, between the closing of the Town Jail (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/new-mills-town-jail/) and the opening of the constabulary in the 1870s (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/new-mills-constabulary/). The census returns for 1861 and 1871 show a police officer named Swallow living in Market Street (possibly at number 58), together with his family and another officer. An article in the Glossop-dale Chronicle of 7 Jan 1871 refers to a police station in Market Street. An article in the Derby Mercury of 30 June 1875 makes reference to the closure of the New Mills police station - presumably in Market Street.
'In consequence of having received notice to deliver and quit the house now held by the county, and occupied as a police house and strong room, at New Mills, and owing to the great necessity for a lock-up at that place, I would recommend to your Court that the amount of £700 approved of by the last Quarter Sessions, to be expended in the building of a house and three cells at Compstall, be appropriated for the purpose of building an Inspector's station at New Mills.'
Extract from the Chief Constable's report at the Derbyshire Midsummer Quarter Sessions, printed in Derby Mercury, 30 June 1875, p. 8
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Archive name: The National Archives
Catalogue ref: RG9/2554
Collection: General Register Office: 1861 Census Returns
Description: Registration Sub-District 2 Hayfield. Parish: Glossop