Site Event/Activity record ESF21248 - Air Raid Shelters, Windsor Circle, RAF Lakenheath

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Location Air Raid Shelters, Windsor Circle
Grid reference Centred TL 72929 80128 (2m by 101m)
Map sheet TL78SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Two WWII, or late pre-war air raid shelters were recorded within the Windsor Circle development area on RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell, Suffolk. The shelters shared the same ground plan and are thought to be of the Stanton type. They were constructed of reinforced concrete that was laid in pre-cast slabs, rather than poured into trenches in-situ. The tops of both shelters had been removed during earlier groundworks. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. ERL 213 Sitecode ERL 213 Planning Application No. 2005/0857 Contracting Unit No. 2011/185 NMR No. 1548419 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure, Photographic Survey, Measured Survey Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Current Land use: Other 13 - Waste ground Monument Type(s)/Period(s): AIR RAID SHELTER Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 62.00 Square metres Grid References: TL7292880084 Point, TL7292880172 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jude Plouviez Director/Manager: John Craven Supervisor: Rob Brooks DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: ERL 213 Contents: Survey, other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: ERL 213 Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Plan, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Air Raid Shelters, Windsor Circle, Eriswell, ERL 213, Archaeological Building Recording Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Brooks, R. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2011/185 Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover, in colour (also available as pdf)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Brooks, R. 2011. Building Recording Report, Air Raid Shelters, Windsor Circle, RAF Lakenheath.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Air Raid Shelters, Windsor Circle, RAF Lakenheath (Mod) (Monument)

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Dec 21 2011 4:29PM

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