Southport Police Station (Preston New Road)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   145 Preston New Road (A565),  Southport

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1964

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1900-1999

Building Type   Police Box

Remarks   Formerly a funeral directors' but now a private dwelling. It is unknown whether the building contained cells.

Descriptions

'In October 1961, approval was given for the construction of sectional police boxes to be built at Preston New Road, Bedford Park, and Devonshire Road. However, a subsequent review of that decision by the Watch Committee saw only one such building constructed at Preston New Road at a cost of £2,900. The building was opened by the Chairman of the Watch Committee on 6th May 1964...'

Dave Wilkinson, 'Southport Borough Police'

'A house located on Preston New Road, in Churchtown, spans just over 44 metres. Interestingly, the building used to be a police station, and a funeral directors before being converted into a small home approximately eight years ago.'

Chantelle Heeds, Southport Visitor, 'Is This Southport's Smallest House?'

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  • Southport Borough Police Post, Preston New Road, Southport, LancashirePhoto © Robert Wade (cc-by-nc-nd/2.0)

Description: Southport Borough Police Post, Preston New Road, Southport, Lancashire

Photo by: Photo © Robert Wade (cc-by-nc-nd/2.0)

SOURCES

    Dave Wilkinson, 'Southport Borough Police'

  • http://liverpoolcitypolice.co.uk/southport-borough-police/4564339293
  • Chantelle Heeds, Southport Visitor, 'Is This Southport's Smallest House?'

  • https://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/is-this-southports-smallest-house-13653268

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