Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1414: summary
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Historic building recording of a semi-sunken air-raid shelter at the former Brentwood Police Station, London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4QJ: May 2019
by Mark Baister
Date report completed: May 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 May 2019.
The shelter is a semi-sunken rectangular concrete structure covered with an earth bank. Located directly adjacent to La Plata House, it was clearly intended to provide shelter to the police officers accommodated there. Although it wouldn’t have survived a direct hit, it would have shielded its occupants from any flying debris or shrapnel resulting from the intensive bombing Brentwood received during World War II.