Monument record IPS 857 - Air Raid Shelter Ranelagh Road Primary School, Ipswich.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1484 4432 (15m by 17m)|
|Civil Parish||IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
2016: An English Heritage Level 2 building recording was undertaken on a Second World War air raid shelter exposed during building work at Ranelagh Primary School, Paul’s Road, Ipswich. It consisted of a narrow underground chamber, formed of precast concrete panels, with a brick-built vestibule at each end which led to an entrance that would havebeen accessed via stairs. A smaller chamber, probably for a toilet, was also present at each end of the shelter. The stairwells had been backfilled with concrete rubble and soil to prevent access, whilst the main chamber was left as an open void. Other than the remains of a toilet door and an electrical supply board, no interior fittings or furniture were present and no decoration or graffiti was identified. Prior to its discovery, no visible evidence of the shelter was present on the surface, (S1).
- <S1> SSF57458 Unpublished document: Sommers M. 2016. Air raid shelter at Ranelagh Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk.
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Record last edited
Jun 18 2018 9:48AM