Old Police Station, Whitley Bay


The old Police Station and former Magistrates Court is located on Laburnum Avenue in Whitley Bay. The police station, complete with custody suite and cells, closed in early 2017. It was one of 25 closed by Northumbria Police in a bid to save up to £46m, in response to repeated funding cut-backs.[1] The Neighbourhood Police Team had already moved into a new, much smaller, base in the Park View shopping centre in October 2016. The old Police Station was built on the site of Whitley Hall, a large house built in c1760 for coal mine owner Henry Hudson (1720-89), which had been demolished in 1899.[2]

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Whitley Bay - former Police Station and Magistrates Court

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Whitley Bay - former Police Station and Magistrates Court

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Whitley Bay - former Police Station and Magistrates Court

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Whitley Bay - former Police Station and Magistrates Court

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Whitley Bay - Police Station

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Tyne and Wear HER(1882): Whitley Bay, Whitley Hall
- "The Hudsons had coal mines in Whitley from the late 17th century. Henry Hudson (1720-89) built this house in about 1760 (adding wings in 1776), replacing his earlier seat. His ...

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Former police station on the market for £500,000
- News Guardian, 17 February 2017. "A former police station in the heart of a town centre has gone up for sale for £500,000. The building, in Laburnum Avenue, Whitley ...

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Former Whitley Bay police station set to get a new lease of life
- Chronicle Live, 1 OCT 2018. "The two-storey building, on Laburnum Avenue, was a base for the town’s policing team for many years....Now Taylored Lets has taken charge of ...

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