Blast Shelter, RAF Atherstone on Stour

Description of this historic site

The site of a Second World War air raid shelter which was associated with the airfield to the north east of Atherstone on Stour. It is situated on the east side of the airfield, 800m north of Beecham Spinney.

Notes about this historic site

1 This is a type of air raid shelter known as a ‘Blast Shelter’. It is a simple earthwork with brick retaining walls but no roof. With two entrances the enclosed area is about 29ft x 11ft (8.8 x 2.8m). Generally in fair condition, though the earth embankments have eroded to reveal the upper courses of brickwork.
2 Sketch.