Monument record MYO5244 - Stanton air raid shelter, The Retreat


Stanton air raid shelter within the grounds of The Retreat. Whether the shelter is in situ or has been relocated is not clear.


Grid reference SE 6153 5076 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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A Stanton Shelter is located within the grounds of The Retreat and is shown on modern Ordnance Survey maps.

Stanton Shelter, The Retreat

Manufactured by: Stanton Ironworks, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Where? The shelter is in the grond of The Retreat Hospital which are private, so viewing is by appointment only.

Stanton Air Raid Shelters were a few notches up from corrugated zinc. The Stanton was constructed from reinforced concrete, and was brought to site in half hoop sectionsmeasuring 7ft high by 20ft wide. This was the maximum length and weight which could be manhandled into position without a craner. Sections were planted against a ground beam, bolted together at the apex and sealed with bitumen. They had the reputation of offering protection against 'some blast, falling masonry, and some shrapnel'.

Present use: garden shed

Informaiton provided by Duncan Marks, York Civic Trust

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Record last edited

Jan 25 2021 3:26PM


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