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SiteName: Crayford - Air Raid Shelter

Station Approach.
Crayford, Kent.
OS Grid Ref: TQ514744

SubBrit site visit December 1997

[Source: Nick Catford]

A small underground air raid shelter stood on waste ground at the end of Station Approach, Crayford, Kent. It consists of a small rubbish strewn rectangular concrete room with steps down into it at one end and a ladder to an emergency escape hatch at the other end.

When visited in 1997 all surrounding buildings had been cleared and it is unclear why it was built there. It may have been a works shelter.

Its current status is unknown.

Photo:Main entrance to the shelter
Photo by
Nick Catford

The backfilled entrance to a large public air raid shelter is also visible on the south side of a public footpath running between Station Road and Crayford Road, Crayford, close to the Station Road end of the footpath. All that is visible is the two blast walls protecting the entrance and a concrete lintel above the entrance. The size of the shelter is unknown.

Photo:Backfilled entrance to a public air raid shelter at Crayford
Photo by Nick Catford

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


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