Tyne and Wear HER(7071): Newcastle, Charlotte Square, air raid shelter - Details
Newcastle, Charlotte Square, air raid shelter
Civil Defence Site
Air Raid Shelter
A watching brief during the restoration of Charlotte Square revealed the partially demolished remains of a Second World War air raid shelter. It was typical of the Covered Trench Shelter design of 1939 - constructed of prefabricated concrete panels which linked together at the base, sides and roof, to form a concrete oblong box. It was accessed by a flight of steps from the surface.
F. Garrett, Tyne and Wear Museums, 2004, Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne - Archaeological Watching Brief; CBA, 1996, Twentieth Century Defences in Britain - An Introductory Guide, p 68