Blyth Media Group The Old Police Station

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16/3/2016 by 
4.79 of 14 votes

The building of 1896, on Bridge Street, by county architect John Cresswell, has come to the end of its life as a police station. Described by Pevsner, in his monumental "Buildings of England" series in the 1950s, as probably the best building in Blyth. It is in red brick, Italianate Gothic style with lots of carved detail and marble columns. It incorporates a magistrates’ court and Sergeant's flat which were decommissioned some time ago. I was kindly allowed access to the Police Station back in March 2015 and took these images. The vast majority of the station was disused, the Police mostly being operational from a single room which was once the Magistrates Court. Many thanks to the Blyth Neighbourhood Police team for allowing me access.

Custody Desk


Fingerprint room


Interview Room




Main Entrance door on North of Building for bringing prisoners to the custody desk which is behind the photographer


Medical Room


Magistrates Court


Across the Roof looking West


Prisoner stairs from cells to Magistrates Court


Sergeant's Flat


Loft Space above Magistrates Court


Plant Room


18/3/2016 23:02
Thought there would just be cells in there and a few offices.
Didnt realise there would be courts inside.


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