Blue plaque № 11829 in Axminster

The Old Courthouse.
A house called Mallacks once stood on the site. In 1855 this was sold to the Devon Police Committee, who demolished it and had built the present building as Axminster's first Police Station. Said to be the first purpose built Police Station in Devon, the large room on the upper floor was used for the County Court and the Court of the Petty Sessions.There are two cells at the rear. A small house, now used as a cafe, was the home of the Police Sergeant and family. Two constables were housed in the main building.
This building now houses the Tourist Information Office, the Town Museum, a Senior Citizens Centre and the Arts Cafe.
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