VICTORIAN 'CELL BLOCK' OUT OF RETIREMENT AFTER 30 YEARS!
When the new police station opened up in Vicarage Street in the 1960s, this left the old victorian buildings, police station, police houseuse, and cell block redundant.
The Yorkshire Bank now occupies some of the old police station and courts, which left the police house and cell block empty and disused for over 30 years.
In 1993 Kim Carr, a local cafe owner who was born and still lives in Nuneaton, decided on a major project to re-design and extend the old cell block, taking the last of these three beautiful victorian buildings out of retirement and back to work.
The project began in Feb 1994 and opened up for business on 19th August 1994.The Jailhouse's new life has a distinct contrast to its previous life and now gives alot of people alot of pleasure.
There were 12 cells in all, of which 6 were on the ground floor and 6 on the first including; The kitchen, food store, ladies and gents toilets.
On the ground floor customers can see the vaulted ceiling of each cell, all with original brick walls. On appearance the wooden floors look original, but they are not and have been given a second life. The planks used inside were the ceiling of an army barracks, and now form the floor..... and the trapdoors, could the be tunnels leading to the Old police station (the yorkshire bank)????
Even the stair go in the opposite direction than originally,so all in all a lot of thought went into the re-designing of this building. It now caters superbly for a lot of people with a large variety of tastes.....
The jailhouse is available for hire for any occasion.
We offer a selection of options for food to match the occasion.
we are able to accommodative up to a maximum of 100 people for any event.
Please contact us on 024 76642290 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org