SJ8498 : Denton Magistrates' Courtroom (GMP Museum)

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Denton Magistrates' Courtroom (GMP Museum)
Denton Magistrates' Courtroom (GMP Museum)
The 1895 Victorian magistratesí court located at the Greater Manchester Police Museum.

The Denton Police Station and Magistratesí Court was initially part of Lancashire Constabulary and opened in 1895. The courtroom was directly above the police station and stairs led from the cells straight into the courtroom. In later years, the Magistratesí Courtroom became a Coronerís Court before it was eventually closed in 1980. The court was restored and relocated to the museum in 2004, with financial aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been installed in the former Parade Room of the Newton Street police station.

Apart from being a popular feature with visitors, the court is used to train new officers and staff in court procedure and giving evidence.
Newton Street Police Station /Greater Manchester Police Museum

The Greater Manchester Police Museum is housed in the former Newton Street Police Station. This two-storey building dates from the mid to later nineteenth century; one of Manchesterís oldest police stations. It is a Grade II listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 454814 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The museum, funded by Greater Manchester Police, was set up in 1981. It maintains a collection of archive material and objects relating to the history of policing Manchester throughout the years. The building is original and many of the old cells and courtroom still exist. It is open to the public one day per week (for details see LinkExternal link Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives).

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Thursday, 24 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
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Police Station 
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