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Former Police HQ, Grantham, Lincs, February 2017

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HughieD

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1. The History

The former Grantham Police Station is located close to the town centre on a site extending over 4 acres. It includes the large, mid-19th century Stonebridge House, grade II-listed house with traditional outbuildings, later extensions and nine former police houses.

It was the base for Lincolnshire Police’s south division for many years, until the force outgrew the building and associated nine houses. The Grantham Police Station was then relocated in 2007 to new premises at Swingbridge Road leaving the former site surplus to requirements.

Constructed in limestone ashlar with hipped slate roof, it was originally built as a house in 1858 for John Hardy, a local banker and founder of the local banking house of Hardy and Co. In 1931 the house was purchased by Mrs Dorothy Schwind, daughter of a local brewer, Col. Hutchinson. In 1940 the house was used by Camden High School for Girls and then by the Spitalgate School for Boys. In 1951 it was purchased by the Kesteven Standing Joint Committee for the Lincolnshire Police and was converted into offices around 1959.

Stonebridge House was listed in 2005. In July 2012 the site was sold to Grantham college. The £52 million redevelopment could be completed by the start of the 2017/18 academic year. Stonebridge House, due to its listed status will be retained and used as teaching space by the college while the rest of the site will be demolished and developed by new build.

2. The Explore:

Nothing too much to get excited about as this is a ‘live’ site about to undergo redevelopment and hence pretty much everything is sealed here. The former police houses are on the periphery of the site but not that interesting. Stonebridge House is far more pleasing on the eye but subject to intense CCTV scrutiny. Hence it’s just externals for this one I’m afraid. Given this place hasn’t been done before, though, I guessed something is better than nothing.

3. The Pictures:

First the nine former police houses:

32185699513_d36938964f_b.jpgimg8897 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33001248535_20903afcb1_b.jpgimg8898 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32875381271_8d800d537e_b.jpgimg8902 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32156173994_7319fdbe18_b.jpgimg8896 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33001332105_1b1cc51164_b.jpgimg8895 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32875525921_7fb32b886f_b.jpgimg8893 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32959759126_a733b3964e_b.jpgimg8891bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

32959806176_dc490dd198_b.jpgimg8890 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And then a few of Stonebridge House:

32619046770_2c0d4bfe9c_b.jpgimg8903 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32156043254_92072b8c99_b.jpgimg8904 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32875201951_b59d220a23_b.jpgimg8900 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32845823032_9b0215ced8_b.jpgimg8908 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32185547483_f278922246_b.jpgimg8907 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

Mikeymutt

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Shame you could not get in mate.looks a lovely building.least it is being saved
 

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you should have given me a shout...im about 3 mins in the car from that place....I did email the college to try and get a permission visit...but was a non-starter
 

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I like that! Some lovely yellow brick and stone buildings, impressive arched doorway, its good to hear some will be saved!
 

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Still worth seeing, especially if anyone gets to visit after the renovation. thx
 
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