Derelict police station in Bradford included on Victorian Society’s list of endangered buildings

A crumbling 19th-century police station in Bradford with architectural merit has been included in the Victorian Society’s annual list of buildings under threat.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 6:00 am

The old police station on Bavaria Place

The impressive gothic building on Bavaria Place in Manningham occupies a corner plot, but has been derelict for over 20 years since West Yorkshire Police vacated the site in favour of more modern facilities.

It was built in 1877 by architects Milnes and France, and despite its size has been described as ‘surprisingly ornate’.

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The Victorian Society has included the property in its annual list of 19th-century gems desperately in need of restoration. Buildings from the Edwardian period are also featured.

The police station is the only Yorkshire entry this year. In 2019, the abandoned railway tunnel at Queensbury, near

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