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Huddersfield County Police Station

Overview

Location   6 Princess Street,  Huddersfield

County   Yorkshire

Year Opened   c.1847

Year Closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899, 1900-1999

Remarks   Huddersfield Exposed has maps of the location and a plan of this building [see link in View Sources]. There was also other lock-ups and police stations in Huddersfield [see separate listings]. This police station is no longer in use. Grade II listed. David Taylor's book on policing Huddersfield and its surrounding area, 'Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies' is available for free download from the University of Huddersfield Press https://unipress.hud.ac.uk/plugins/books/15/.

Former County Police Station, HuddersfieldPhoto © David Griffiths. All Rights Reserved.

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/huddersfield-county-police-station/

Descriptions

  • 'In 1847/8 a separate county lockup opened as part of a new county police building in Princess St, still standing, later a court building, municipal offices and now scheduled for residential conversion'
    Notes from David Griffiths, Huddersfield Local History Society

  • '[The building was a] police station with court rooms behind, more recently was the Kirklees Council Members' Services building. '
    Huddersfield Exposed, 'County Police Station, Princess Street, Huddersfield'.

  • 'PRINCESS STREET 1. 5113 (South Side) No 6 SE 1416 SW 3/30 (Juvenile Court) II 2. Early C19. Hammer dressed stone. Hipped slate roof. 2 storeys. Moulded eaves cornice. Raised quoins. 3 ranges of sashes with glazing bars. Porch in antis with blocked Tuscan pilasters and full entablature.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Juvenile Court, 6 Princess Street, Huddersfield', LEN1278813.

Sources

  • Huddersfield Exposed, 'County Police Station, Princess Street, Huddersfield'.
    https://huddersfield.exposed/wiki/County_Police_Station,_Princess_Street,_Huddersfield
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Juvenile Court, 6 Princess Street, Huddersfield', LEN1278813.
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1278813
  • Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies: policing by consent in Huddersfield and the Huddersfield district in the mid-nineteenth century. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press, 2016.
    https://unipress.hud.ac.uk/plugins/books/15/