Site Event/Activity record ESF23536 - Desk Based Assessment - England's Atomic Age

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Grid reference TM 4408 4856 (point)
Map sheet TM44NW



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Desk based assessment and site visits to nuclear installations across England. The study was primarily concerned with England's nuclear facilities, but recognises that the nuclear industry is a national concern and passing reference is made to facilities in Scotland and Wales. It complements an earlier report on Electric Power Generation produced for English Heritage's Monuments Protection Programme (Trueman 1994), which considered all forms of electricity generation excluding nuclear. Part One of the report gives a brief overview of England's nuclear installations beginning with a short history of early atomic research in England, the post-war quest to develop nuclear weapons and the subsequent development of the civil atomic energy programmes. The technology of the industry is described and the broad functional relationships between the different locations are discussed. Brief descriptions are also given of the main reactor types and the principal types of buildings that will be found in nuclear power stations and their impact on the wider landscape. Part Two of the report provides advice on the formation of a national strategy for the future management and stewardship of the resource. This section also presents an analysis of the survival, protection and conservation of nuclear installations in England (S1). Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: NMR No. 1600801 Project Type: Research project Investigation Type: '''Full survey''' Reason for Investigation: Research PROJECT LOCATION Area 1000 Square metres Grid Reference: TM44084856 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: English Heritage Archaeological Survey and Investigation Brief originator: None Design originator: English Heritage Director/Manager: Wayne Cocroft Supervisor: Wayne Cocroft DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: English Heritage Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Survey' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: National Monuments Record Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Strategy on the Historic Industrial Environment Report England's Atomic Age Desk top investigation and assessment Author(s)/Editor(s): Cocroft, W. D. Other Bibliographic Details: 3/2006 Date: 2006 Issuer/Publisher: English Heritage Place of Issue or Publication: Portsmouth Description: A4 heat-bound report (ISSN 1749 8775)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Cocroft, W. D. 2006. Strategy on the Historic Industrial Environment Report: England's Atomic Age, Desktop Investigation and Assessment. Part 1.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 20th century Military Research Establishment at Orfordness (Monument)

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Feb 26 2016 4:09PM

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