Welton Police Station and Court

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   Court Lodge, Parliament St, Welton  Welton, Brough, E Yorks

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1850

Year closed   c1960

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station, Courthouse

Remarks   This building was the home of the Superintending Constable (later Superintendent) East Riding Constabulary, eventually becoming the local beat Constables home, until a new Police House was built in Dale Road at Welton in the 1960s. The last PC to live there was PC Fred Bingham. Now a private home, called Court Lodge, it had two cells and a Magistrates Room.

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'Pevsner says "..POLICE STATION of 1850 by Lockwood & Mawson. Gothic, of grey brick with ashlar window surrounds.". The property is now a private residence and is currently for sale through Bannister & Co. and the following is an extract from their on-line brochure "Located at the North end of Parliament Street, "Court Lodge" was built in 1851 and was the village Police Station. Welton was located at the heart of a large rural police area and in 1905 the Station housed a Superintendent, along with 3 Sergeants and 14 Constables. It seems that the main business of this court was the collection of fines from poachers. To the rear of No.9, across the yard, was the cell block where prisoners were kept prior to an appearance before the Magistrates. A further Police office located next to the Coach House was erected around 1929 and the property was returned to a private dwelling in 1959. (Sources: "Richard Pearson's Welton Sketchbook" & "The Town of Wells" by G.A.Lloyd)".'

'The Old Police Station, Parliament Street, Welton', Geograph (https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/535171)

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  • ExteriorPhoto © David Wright (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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    Information from former PC based at Brough who was told the history of the building by the last resident, PC Fred Bingham.

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