Chorlton on Medlock: D Division
Monmouth Street, Rusholme
March 15th 1860 County ‘Police Station Rusholme’ Gas Street Vans to be placed in the yard to afford increased facilities for the stoppage of the escape of gas.
1874-6 See Police Personnel - A Policeman's Lot for an account of duty at this station
July 27 1876 Rusholme and its Streets: To the editor of the Manchester Guardian.
Sir, In your paper I have frequently seen complaints about streets in various parts of Manchester not being in the best possible condition...I refer to the inhabitants of Rusholme in general and Monmouth Street in particular. For years there has been talk of widening and improving this end of the street and yet a new police station is being erected so close to the roadway that two carts will not be able to pass without a collision. This will make future widening , if not impossible, very costly...
E.M. 25 July 1876
1879 Slater’s : before No 43 Police Station E. Pye, Sergeant : A photograph of this fine officer is listed on the excellent Rusholme and Victoria Park Archive website by Bruce Anderson http://rusholmearchive.org/website-introduction
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.
Oct 29th 1885 Valued at £1350 at 4% interest
Nov 5th 1885 To beautify and repair £48
Dec 24th 1885 To improve with 4 cells. To pull down cell 1 for a corridor and provide 3 new cells to replace kitchen and yard. New top of cell and corridor lights. Tender £348
May 20th 1886 Valuation of LUSC properties in accordance with the resolution of the Committee Standing Order of the Council. £1348.
May 27th 1886 Repairs to heating apparatus £20
July 21st 1887 Unreliable builder but work now made good
Feb 9th 1888 Boiler needs repair.
Sept 5th 1889 Survey of Stations owned outright for insurance purposes £1,000.
July 23rd 1891 Twinquennial valuation of properties owned by the W.C only: £1,348
April 14th 1892 Four WCs required at station £25.
1895 Slater’s : Monmouth St: 25
Police Station: William Read Policeman
21st May 1896 Quinquennial Valuation and Inventory of Furniture of properties of the W.C.
19th May 1898 LUSC: C.Cons to fix the rent for the house attached to Monmouth St PS. Erection of one stall stable and small pound for stray dogs etc and reconstruction of the ambulance shed in a new position. Reconstruction of the cell benches and w.c’s in the cells. Painting of the charge office reserve room men’s day room, bathroom, bedroom and exit. Tender £49
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.
1899 Caminada’s report stated, ‘Monmouth St could be closed at once’.
29th March 1900 LUSC: The substitution of a self acting w.c in lieu of those provided in the cells of the various police stations.
15th May 1901 Quinquennial Valuations: £1,341.
15th Aug 1901 Supt. Bentley retires form service after 41 years having resided at Monmouth St PS free of rent and taxes of coal and fuel. Not to be penalised for this in the graduation of his pension.
2012 Building now demolished and street renamed Claremont Road.