West Sussex Police Headquarters in Horsham

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Bartellot Road

By Mike French

Between the years 1894 and 1975 Horsham hosted the headquarters for West Sussex Police. The building is still in place and has now been converted to offices. The gates, a plaque and the crest have remained untouched over the years.

Perhaps the most famous person to be held here was John George Haigh, the notorious acid bath murderer. He was held in Cell 2 during his commital trial at the old Town Hall in Market Square

The picture below shows the Police Station as it is today. Further information on this building can be found on Hidden Horsham

This page was added by Hidden Horsham on 03/07/2007.
Comments about this page

The first sentence of your description above is in error. When I joined the West Sussex Constabulary (not 'Police') in 1966, the Headquarters of the Force was located in Chichester. Horsham was a Divisional HQ.

By R. Morrison (14/09/2015)