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CHYANDOUR'S NEW COUNTY POLICE STATION 1894

Discussion in 'Public Property' started by Halfhidden, Nov 9, 2016.

By Halfhidden on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    A Local government board inquiry was held at Penzance guildhall, on Thursday morning, 1st November 1894, in connection with the application of the County council for permission to borrow money to build a new county police station at Chy-an-dour. It was stated by Mr. O. Caldwell that some years ago he valued the land for Messrs. Bolitho as a building site for eight cottages, at £240; but, as Mr. T. Robins Bolitho was a member of the County council the vendors sold the land to the County for £125. It was well situated, and no opposition had been raised to the scheme.

    The offer of Messrs. Bolitho had been accepted, and the conveyance was in course of preparation. Penzance Corporation, as a favour, granted the station (which was out of the borough borders) a supply of water from the borough mains; and the property drained into a private sewer and then into the sea. Mr. Caldwell said the £125 was below the price of land sold in the neighbourhood for building purposes. The vendors were Messrs. William Bolitho, Thomas Bedford Bolitho. M.P., and T. Robins Bolitho, who were represented by Mr. Walter H. Borlase of Borlase and Milton, solicitors, and Mr. O. Caldwell, architect. Mr. H. S. Stokes attended as clerk of the County-council, and clerk of the Joint-committee. Col. Gilbert, chief of the county police, was also present, and the government inspector was Mr. Wilcox.
    After inspecting the Chy-an-dour site the same party went to Newquay, where an enquiry was held respecting the erection of a police station on a site which was reported to cost the county a big figure and of which Mr. Caldwell was to be the architect.
     
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