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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: POLICE STATION

List entry Number: 1240198

Location

POLICE STATION, VICTORIA SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WarringtonUnitary AuthorityStockton Heath

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jul-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 438307

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The following building shall be added:

SJ 68 NW STOCKTON HEATH VICTORIA SQUARE,

64-/4/10000 Police Station

II

Police station and magistrates' courts, with integral lodgings for constables; now all police station. Dated 1912 on gable and rain-water hopper with minor alteration. Red brick in English garden wall bond, with red sandstone dressings, red tiled roof hipped over the north end. Main range on north-south axis with police station at ground floor, former magistrates' court above and fonner constables' lodgings at north end including short west wing and longer east wing. Arts-and-Crafts style. Two-and-a-half storeys, 3:3:1 windows including a gabled wing to the left combined with a 2-storey flat-roofed porch-cum-stair-turret in the re-entrant angle, and a broad gabled staircase wing to the right. There is a broad stone band with weathered drip-course over each floor, both carried round. The central portion has 2 buttresses, three windows at ground floor, a pair of tall 6-light mullion-and-transom windows flanking the left buttress and breaking the eaves with a pedimental gable containing a stone plaque lettered "1912", and a cross-window to the right of the 2nd buttress. The 2-storey porch to the left has an arched doorway in its re-entrant side (former public entrance to court), a 2-light window above, a large rainwater hopper to the left lettered "1912", and a brick parapet with stone coping. The left wing, flush with the porch (which has a 2-light window on each floor close to the junction), has a recently blocked doorway to the firth (formerly to the domestic quarters), a 2-light window to the left, 2 similar windows at 1st floor and a large coped gable with 2 similar but smaller windows. The staircase wing to the right has an arched doorway offset left and a cross-window at 1st floor. Tall banded and corniced chimney behind ridge of roof, roof siren near south end. The gabled south front has a wide arched entrance offset left, with a splayed reveal, moulded surround and stone head, and a recessed square-headed doorway with an overlight of 3 arched lights; a 6-light mullion-and-transom window to the right, a very large tripartite mullion-and-transom window at 1st floor with bebased Art Nouveau leaded glazing, and a small 3-light mullioned window in the gable, the centre light containing a carved shield with a crown over it. INTERIOR: large courtroom at 1st floor with original pitch-pine panelling, magistrates' bench, prisoners' dock, and journalists' pew ; former police cells at ground floor. Forms group with Mulberry Tree Hotel on north side of square (q.v.), and with Red Lion Inn on west side of London Road (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ6145686161

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National Grid Reference: SJ 61456 86161

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