Alternative Names Police Box
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 not known whether the building contained cells.
'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?'
Description: Southport Borough Police Post, Preston New Road, Southport, Lancashire
Photo by: Photo © Robert Wade (cc-by-nc-nd/2.0)