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The old police station is now a holiday cottage, which I believe is now owned by a man in York.
However, it does have quite an historical past, especially during the construction of the railway!!
Navvys from the NE of England were employed to work on the Whitby to Scarborough railway. Saturday being payday often led to the money being spent in the local hosteleries, then fighting on the beach with the unamused locals! The nearest police cells being in Whitby.
In 1886, this 'lock up' was built at the cost of £1,500, and only held 2 prisoners! However, 1 man was killed during a fight, and it was decided to quickly finish the rail building.
After the departure of the navvies, the police station received few detainees, so in 1941 it was sold to a local family, and the police station was rehoused in the newer part of the town.
In the other photos can be seen a close up of the info about the police stations history, plus the wooden name sign which has a carved mouse. I'm not sure if this is the work of Robert Taylor ' The Mouseman of Kilburn' a master craftsman, who worked in Oak, with a carved mouse being his 'signature'
Address: Beckfield, Robin Hoods Bay
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