Cringleford Air Raid Shelter

Don’t have much information about it but it seems to be a World War 2 Anderson Shelter or similar variation, buried in the ground with in an area of woodland. I don’t know who would have used it, maybe some of the houses near by on maybe a closer house that no longer exists.

The only information I could find about it online was a local parish council document from 2014 stating “The air raid shelter is to be covered over with a mesh that will be accessible for bats so they can nest in the shelter.” This has been done meaning you can’t actually go inside the shelter.

Anderson shelters came as a kit, they were made from corrugated steel sheets and bolted together at the top. Once constructed they were buried. This one looks a little more sophisticated with what looks like a concrete wall at the back and stair case to the entry.

If anyone knows anything about it please comment below.

The first two photos were taken by holding my phone through the gap in the grill and shining a torch.

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Air Vents

Air Vents of Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Air Vents

Air Vents of Cringleford Anderson Shelter

Air Vents

Air Vents of Cringleford Anderson Shelter

 

3 Responses to “Cringleford Air Raid Shelter

  • Where exactly is it? I thought I knew, and why it was built, but I can’t find it.

  • Found it, eventually. Nothing on the NHE, but the 1946 aerial photographs show a LARGE formal garden, with what may be greenhouses, or similar in the area, connected to a big house to the North. I suspect it was built for gardeners/workmen of some sort. I will try to find out more.

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