Location 45 Kneesworth Street, Royston
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed 1896
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
Remarks Before the boundary changes of the 1890s the county boundary between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire ran east-west through the centre of town along the middle of Melbourn Street. (Martin Dawes, Geograph). Both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire constabularies maintained police stations in the town.
'[45 Kneesworth Street] was originally the Cambridgeshire Police Station and has iron railings and has iron railings to the front elevation, an important surviving feature. The building has a gault brick symmetrical façade with central panelled door with sash windows to either side and replicated on the first floor. The roof is hipped and slated with a central gault brick chimney. The flank walls show flint construction and render.'
North Herts District Council, ‘Royston: Register of Buildings of Local Interest’, Part 3, 27 March 2007
Description: Old Police Station, Kneesworth Street, Royston
Photo by: Photo © Martin Dawes (cc-by-sa/2.0)