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The Old Police Station and the Old Police Station Dental Practice

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9975 / 51°59'51"N

Longitude: -2.1541 / 2°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 389516

OS Northings: 233242

OS Grid: SO895332

Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.N7F

Mapcode Global: VH93T.M220

Plus Code: 9C3VXRXW+29

Entry Name: The Old Police Station and the Old Police Station Dental Practice

Listing Date: 29 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474219

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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859-1/6/393 The Old Police Station and The
Old Police Station Dental Practice


Prison, remodelled as police station; now a dwelling and dental surgery. 1816; remodelled 1854; extended 1902. English bond brick; some original stone architraves remain. Slate hipped roof with corbelled brick eaves courses. Brick axial stacks with heightened shafts.
PLAN: Rectangular on plan, with entrance to right of centre on NW front and bowed bay opposite at rear [SE]; outshut and small single-storey range at right end of rear [SE] elevation. Remodelled as police station in 1854; and in 1902 extended at SW end with single-storey addition. Main range converted to a dwelling and extension used as dental surgery in C20.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window NW front; centre right-hand bay breaks forwards with 4-centred arch recess containing original stone door frame, with hoodmould, chamfered arris, 4-centred arch, barred fanlight and studded door with grille; 4-pane sashes [probably installed 1854] with gauged red brick flat arches. Single-storey extension on right with tablet in gable inscribed CC 1902'. Rear SE elevation, full-height 2-storey bow to left of centre, with plain stone window architraves, the two on first floor and one to right with small-pane iron-frame windows, the stone architraves and first floor architrave to left have later casements; single-storey range and outshut on right.
INTERIOR: At least part of the first floor is supported on brick vaulting.
HISTORY: Tewkesbury Gaol was built in 1816, following an Act of 1813, to supersede the Abbey belfry which had been used as the gaol. It is recorded that a treadmill was in use at the gaol in 1828. In 1854 the gaol was closed and remodelled as a police station; it was extended in 1902 by the County Council.
SOURCE: VCH Gloucestershire, p.148.

Listing NGR: SO8951633241

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