Police Station Information

Castle Hedingham was opened in and closed in

The provision of a police station at Castle Hedingham was authorised in June 1843, along with a station in Epping in the south of the county, the cost of both stations being in the region of £1000.The building contract was given to a Mr. Hayward of Colchester.2

The Suffolk and Essex Free Press reported on Thursday, 8th July 1993, that there were exactly the same number of officers based at Castle Hedingham as there were one hundred years previously in 1893 - one sergeant and eight constables.

Travelling along Queen Street today towards Castle Hedingham village, the police station can be seen on the left-hand-side behind its original railings. The large, painted "POLICE" sign over the back door, designed to be highly visible from the road, has been retained. This was once the main entrance to the enquiry counter when the building functioned as a police station.

 


1. Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 30 June 1843

2. Essex Standard - Friday 11 August 1843


The building's current function is: Residential
Castle Hedingham Police Station
Image credit: Essex Police Museum Slide Collection Caddy 1/49
Castle Hedingham Police Station
Image credit: Essex Police Museum Slide Collection Caddy 1/50

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