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
NMR No. 1600801
Project Type: Research project
Investigation Type: '''Full survey'''
Reason for Investigation: Research
Area 1000 Square metres
Grid Reference: TM44084856 Point
Organisation: English Heritage Archaeological Survey and Investigation
Brief originator: None
Design originator: English Heritage
Director/Manager: Wayne Cocroft
Supervisor: Wayne Cocroft
Recipient: English Heritage
Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Survey'
Recipient: National Monuments Record
Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript)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
Issuer/Publisher: English Heritage
Place of Issue or Publication: Portsmouth
Description: A4 heat-bound report (ISSN 1749 8775)