TQ2874 : Clapham South deep shelter (north), Clapham Common South Side / The Avenue, SW12 (3)

taken 9 years ago, near to Clapham, Lambeth, Great Britain

Clapham South deep shelter (north), Clapham Common South Side / The Avenue, SW12 (3)
Clapham South deep shelter (north), Clapham Common South Side / The Avenue, SW12 (3)
In late 1940, the government decided to build a system of deep (air raid) shelters linked to existing underground stations. Each deep shelter consisted of two parallel tubes that might be used for future express underground lines. Seven such shelters were built at Northern Line stations - Belsize Park, Camden Town, Goodge Street, Stockwell, Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South. Each shelter had two entrances with a “pill box” and ventilation shafts; most of these are still there today (February 2011). Some of the deep shelters are in use for secure storage of documents.

This shelter can be seen on the satellite image LinkExternal link . [Source: “Beneath the City Streets” by Peter Laurie (1970, revised 1979).]
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 February, 2011
Category
Air raid shelter   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 288 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.2059N 0:8.8478W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 288 743
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