Tyne and Wear HER(7075): Byker, St. Lawrence Road, air raid shelter - Details
Byker, St. Lawrence Road, air raid shelter
Civil Defence Site
Air Raid Shelter
A covered trench shelter was recorded during an archaeological evaluation at St. Lawrence Ropery (HER 5142). The shelter was 13.6m in length, 1.60m in width and 2m in height. It was built of pre-fabricated concrete panels, which self-linked together at the base, sides and roof, to form a rectangular concrete structure. It was accessed by an entrance at its northern-western end, which linked to the interior of the ropery building or to the footpath.
Tyne and Wear Museums, 2004, St Lawrence Ropery, Byker - Archaeological Evaluation and recording of an air raid shelter