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Old Tai Po Police Station

Old Tai Po Police Station
舊大埔警署
Green hub main building 2015.jpg
Old Tai Po Police Station in 2015
General information
Type Police station
Location Wan Tau Tong Hill, Tai Po, New Territories
Address 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane
Country Hong Kong
Opened 1899
Closed 1987
Designations
Designated 18 December 2009
Old Tai Po Police Station
Traditional Chinese 舊大埔警署
Tai Po Police Station in 1901
Canteen Block in 2015
Staff Quarters Block Block in 2015

The Old Tai Po Police Station is a former Hong Kong police station at the top of Tai Po Wan Tau Tong Hill.[1] It is located at No. 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, near the Old District Office North.[2]

History [ edit ]

The Old Tai Po Police Station was built in 1899, shortly after the British leased the New Territories in 1898. It was the first police station and police headquarters in the New Territories.[2] It is said to have been built at the site of the British flag raising ceremony which marked the official British take-over of the New Territories.[2] It operated as a police station until the new district police station of Tai Po started its service in 1987.[3]

Conservation [ edit ]

The Old Tai Po Police Station is listed as a Grade II historic building[4] since 1988.[1] In 2008, it was part of the seven buildings of Batch I of the Hong Kong Government's Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme[5] seeking adaptive reuse of government-owned historic buildings. The project was awarded by UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards in 2016 with honourable Mention.[6]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme: Old Tai Po Police Station Resource Kit
  2. ^ a b c Brief Information on Proposed Grade I Items, pp. 326-327Archived 2012-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings, p.164Archived 2012-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ List of Graded Historic Buildings in Hong Kong (as at 18 September 2009)Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Conserve and Revitalise Hong Kong Heritage: Batch I of Revitalisation Scheme
  6. ^ "2016 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award Winners". Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

Coordinates: 22°26′47″N114°10′11″E / 22.446422°N 114.169735°E / 22.446422; 114.169735



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