To Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace.
“…. We have through our Clerk been in treaty for the purchase of a Site for a Police Station with four cells, apartments for a Constable and Justices Room in the centre of the Town of Corwen …”.
A constable was empowered to apprehend –
“All lose, idle and disorderly Persons whom he shall find disturbing the public Peace, or whom he shall have just Cause to suspect of any evil Designs, and all Persons whom he shall find between sunset and the Hour of Eight in the Forenoon lying in any Highway, Yard, or other Place, or loitering therein, and not giving a satisfactory Account of themselves…”
Corwen Police Station and Court House were purpose built in 1871, the site having been acquired in 1869.
In 1871, Sergeant Hugh Williams occupied the living quarters together with his wife and no less than 10 children!