Kirkstall Police Station was at the junction of Abbey Road and Commercial Road on the site of the old Kirkstall, Otley and Shipley Trust Turnpike Toll/Chain Bar, writes Mark Stevenson.
It was opened around 1857 and the new police force at first rented the property but was able to buy it in 1871 for £1,000.
A lot of bodies would be found in the nearby river and canal, so it was decided to add a mortuary in 1903.
In 1923 the Police Box System was introduced (Doctor Who’s Tardis to many) and in 1935 Kirkstall Police Station was to close.
It re-opened during the war and for a short time in 1947.
If you go to the Abbey Road junction today you will see a garden with a drinking fountain (the Drink and Be Grateful Fountain) – this is where the station was.
A little further up and you can see what little remains of the Library that was attached to the Police Station.