Wiveliscombe Police Station

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   North Street, Next to the village school  Wiveliscombe

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c.1868

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   This was the police station and the home of the local police superintendent, who in the 1870s and 1880s was John Ross. The 1871 census shows the family in residence and a prisoner in the cell.

Description: The Old Police Station on North Street, exterior. Now private house or houses.

Photo by: © Anne Logan (with kind permission)

Description: The Old Police Station on North Street, exterior. Now private house or houses.

Photo by: © Anne Logan (with kind permission)

Description: The Old Police Station on North Street, exterior. Showing plaque above upstairs window, which reads 'Police Station [1868]'.

Photo by: © Anne Logan (with kind permission)

ARCHIVES

Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: RG11/2359

Collection: General Register Office: 1881 Census Returns. Registration Sub-District 1 Wiveliscombe

Description: Police Station on North Street. Includes John Ross, Superintendent County Police, his wife Mary, and their four daughters and two sons.

Dates: 1881


Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: RG10/ 2358

Collection: General Register Office: 1871 Census Returns. Registration Sub-District Wiveliscombe

Description: Police Station on North Street. Inhabitants include John Ross, superintendent of Police, his wife Mary, five children, a domestic servant, and a prisoner, Edwin Featherstone, a 21 year old, in 'the lock-up'

Dates: 1871


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