County police station

Basement cells of a victorian county police station in Northern England abandoned in the early 90s after Margaret Thatcher proposed that all local stations merge into regional bases to severerely reduce costs thereby changing the structure of the police force entirely. Stations like this were purposefully kept as a way for the community to remain connected with their local 'beat' and could only keep a small handful of criminals temporarily overnight. The ones that are still standing are reminiscent of a time when local policing was a much more intimate affair.