Royston Police Station (Kneesworth Street)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

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.

Description

'[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

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  • Old Police Station, Kneesworth Street, RoystonPhoto © Martin Dawes (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Old Police Station, Kneesworth Street, Royston

Photo by: Photo © Martin Dawes (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    North Herts District Council, ‘Royston: Register of Buildings of Local Interest’, Part 3, 27 March 2007

  • https://www.north-herts.gov.uk/sites/northherts-cms/files/royston_register_of_buildings_of_local_interest.pdf

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