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Former Police Station, Church Street, Wooler

No. 17, Church Street in Wooler is a former police station and court house. The police station and police house were built in 1850, and enlarged in 1887. In July 2015, Wooler neighbourhood police office moved to Padgepool Place in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler. The former police station was put up for sale by Northumbria Police in October 2015. A planning application to convert it for use as a guest house was approved in March 2017. It opened as 'The Old Court House' B&B in February, 2018. It is now a private home and no longer a B&B.  The property has two cells with original doors, a prisoners' exercise yard.[1] The building is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Wooler Historic Buildings and Monuments in Wooler Civil Parish 1850
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Police station, Church Street, Wooler

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Ex-Wooler police station could be turned into a B&B
- Northumberland Gazette, 16th February 2017. "....An application to convert Wooler's former police station into a guesthouse has been lodged with Northumberland County Council...."

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Eight former Northumbria Police stations are put up for sale as force looks to make savings
- Chronicle Live, 14 October 2015. "The former blue light properties up for grabs are in Newcastle, Tynemouth and Northumberland....Northumbria Police is selling the properties after carrying out a review of …

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  • Peter Davies on Aug. 28, 2023, 7:27 a.m.

    The building is called The Old Court House which is what it was, as well as a police station. It is a private home and no longer a B&B. There are two cells with original doors, a prisoners' exercise yard and their redundant toilet. The court room along had been removed.

  • Simon Cotterill on Sept. 4, 2023, 3:41 a.m.

    Thanks very much for providing that interesting update Peter - description updated accordingly.

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List number: 1042331
List grade: 2
Post code: NE71 6DA
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NT9923928103


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