Ardwick: C Division
Brook Street, Bradford
Sept 24th 1885 LUSC to liaise with the County Surveyor and Justices the transfer to the Corporation the Police Stations in Bradford Harpurhey and Rusholme as provided by the M/cr City Extension Act 1885.
Station reported completely empty on takeover 30th September.
Oct 29th 1885 Valued at £900. At 4% interest payments.
Nov 5th 1885 To beautify and repair £22
Dec 24th 1885 To improve with 4 cells. To set back the party wall £’ near to the Town Hall and to permit 3 cells Tender £426
1863 Slater’s Police Station: Robert Grimshaw Police Officer.
May 20th 1886 Valuation of LUSC properties in accordance with the resolution of the Committee Standing Order of the Council. £900
May 27th 1886 Repairs to heating apparatus £22
Oct 21st 1886 Supt Hornsby reports that repairs are necessary to: yard in rough condition, new mortuary required, boarding off the bath to allow further use of the bathroom, partition screen for kitchen facing street, cupboard for constables, heating fails its purpose and heat for the cells escapes into the corridor. Agreed 3160 to repair.
July 21st 1887 Unreliable builder but work now made good.
Sept 5th 1889 Survey of Stations owned outright for insurance purposes £1,000.
Nov 28th 1889 Lamp required for people to see from Ashton New Road.
July 23rd 1891 Twinquennial valuation of properties owned by the W.C only: £850.
June 15th 1893 Painting tender.
1895 Slater’s 16 Brooke St Bradford Town: Hall Public Reading Room, Police Station, Overseers office Registrar Births and Deaths
June 15th 1893 Painting tender.
1895 Slater’s 16 Brook St Bradford Town: Hall Public Reading Room, Police Station, Overseers office Registrar Births and Deaths
21st May 1896 Quinquennial Valuation and Inventory of Furniture of properties of the WC.
19th Nov 1896 LUSC: Additional piping to the station required £8.17.6.
2nd Sept 1897 LUSC: Conversion of the bedrooms to a kitchen and the kitchen to a parade room. £20.
30th Sept 1897 LUSC: tender of £18 for a fireplace.
19th May 1898 LUSC: £60 estimate for small painting jobs by men in the premises
19th May 1898 City Surveyor to be instructed to obtain an estimate of the cost of fixing of glass fanlights instead of perforated iron ones at the various police stations. [believed this is to the cell doors such as Fairfield St PS] Tender £126.
27th Sept 1898 Chief Constable Peacock’s report re police stations: [see separate personnel page]
Closure of following stations except for prisoners in emergency – Newton St, Fairfield St, Lowe St, Brook St, Ashton Old Road, Belle Vue Street. To build new stations at Mill St Bradford.
1899 Caminada’s report details station as unnecessary with the building of Mill Street.
1st March 1900 LUSC: Regarding the Chief Constable’s report to Mr McCabe.
‘In response to making another report. If the Committee were to put their energies into putting Newton Street and the C Division stations into proper order they would have sufficient work on hand for the present’.
The C. Cons further recommended –
The Mill St PS should now be pushed forward closing Brook St and Openshaw PS the later being let to the Openshaw Board of Guardians. To have a new station near Cornwall St [the future West Gorton PS on Ashton Old Road].
15th May 1901 Quinquennial Valuations: £839.
22nd Oct 1903 Brook St PS and Ashton Old Road PS Openshaw disposed of.
2012 Street and premises demolished. Site behind Tony’s Chip shop on Grey Mare Lane opposite the home ground of the 2012 Premier League Champions Manchester City FC, Ashton New Road.