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Police Station and Courts

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1325 / 51°7'56"N

Longitude: 0.2649 / 0°15'53"E

OS Eastings: 558563

OS Northings: 139458

OS Grid: TQ585394

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.V3G

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.JSWQ

Plus Code: 9F3247J7+XW

Entry Name: Police Station and Courts

Listing Date: 4 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424630

Location: Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

7/10007 Police Station and Courts

Police Station and courts. Built in 1939 by Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich after a competition
in 1934 to design a complete set of adjoining municipal buildings. Neo-Georgian style with
"Moderne " details. Brown brick in Flemish bond with Portland stone dressings. Flat roof. Two
storeys. Four windows to front. Twenty pane sashes to first floor and twenty four pane sashes to
ground floor. Band with lettering "COURT AND POLICE STATION". Central doorcase has
semi-circular tympanum with classical figures with scales of justice and motto "DO WELL
DOUBT NOT". Band and plinth. Bronze decoration to fanlight and bronze doors. Interior has
staircase of similar type to other municipal buildings. Courts not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ5856439474

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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