3rd Police Station

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The   1837/38 Townland Valuations record a George Spencer living on this site. The   Spencer family were substantial land owners who owned and/or leased houses   and land in the townland of Causnagh. The last remaining heir to this Spencer   family property died around 1860. It appears that a Sinclair Orr, a linen   merchant with an office in Armagh and recorded in Grffith Valuation in 1864,   took over the lease. The listed building database dates the building as mid   19th century so it may have been altered over the years. Sinclair may have   gone to Canada around 1870, at which time the police barracks moved from   across the road. Obviously this was a more generous site. The 1901 and 1911   census shows that there was a sergeant and three constables stationed in Loughgall   at that time. It remained as a barracks until the new station was built in   1958, at which time the complement of officers had been reduced to two   constables. The current owners purchased the property at that time.
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