Tyne and Wear HER(16016): Woolsington Park, World War Two decontamination buildings - Details
Woolsington Park, World War Two decontamination buildings
Health and Welfare
Civil Defence Building
During World War Two a group of buildings were built around the orangery. They were most likely associated with RAF Woolsington. To the north of the orangery is a brick building with concrete render and square chimney. These buildings may be a decontamination block based on their style and proximity to the airfield at RAF Woolsington. These were constructed at most airbases to deal with personnel who had come into contact with gas or chemicals. Other suggestions for the use of these buildings are hospital and mortuary.
Simpson & Brown Architects, February 2012, Woolsington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Draft Conservation Plan: Historical Development & Significance; Addyman Archaeology, 2014, Woolsington, Woolsington Park - Archaeological Assessment; Simpson & Brown Architects, 2014, Woolsington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Conservation Plan