Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1400: summary
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Historic building recording of an air-raid shelter at the former Brentwood Police Station, London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4QJ: March 2019
by Mark Baister
Date report completed: April 2019
Location: Former Brentwood Police Station, London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4QJ
Map reference(s): TQ 589 934
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Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:
A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust on an air-raid shelter at the former Brentwood Police Station, London Road, Brentwood, Essex in March 2019.
The shelter is a simple brick-built structure with a concrete floor and roof, partially built into an earth bank. Being largely above-ground, it would have never survived a direct hit but was intended to shield its occupants from any flying debris or shrapnel resulting from the intensive bombing Brentwood received during World War II.