Tenders were invited for the erection of a Police Barracks and Lockup at Hinton, by the Department of Public Works, Sydney on 23rd October, 1880.
Mr William Dart won the contract and eventually made a start on the building in August 1881. The building contained four rooms, two cells, a kitchen and a storeroom. The building is situated opposite the school in Elizabeth Street, which today is a private residence.
A Constable Levick was stationed at Hinton and had just retired before the building of this barracks and lockup, which was completed mid 1882.
A bullock driver who often passed through Hinton was known to have said that he probably paid for part of this building with fines for swearing.