Tyne and Wear HER(6436): Newcastle, Gallowgate, air raid shelters - Details
Newcastle, Gallowgate, air raid shelters
Civil Defence Site
Air Raid Shelter
In 1939 two narrow blocks of air-raid shelters were built against the eastern side of the bus depot and in the narrow space between the buildings and the town wall, presumably taking advantage of the balst protection offered by the medieval masonry. The shelters had 12" thick reinforced concrete walls and roof and external blast doors.
Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 1999, Hanro, Gallowgate Development - Archaeological Assessment