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Council for British Archaeology, 2002 (updated 2006)

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Pre-fabricated small structure on cliff about 20ft above the beach. It is gradually being lost to erosion and vandalism.
(Source: Field Visit 2001/07/02)
Remains of a Stanton air raid shelter in a perilous position at the edge of a low cliff and subject to vandalism.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/04/29)
Structure of curved concrete beams, said to be a conversion of a Stanton shelter into a Ruck pillbox. Certainly an unusual, rare structure.
(Source: Field Visit 1995/08)

Location On low cliff at edge of beach, Reighton Gap, Reighton.
Area Reighton, Yorkshire, North, England
Grid reference TA 14148 76398
Period WW2
Condition Bad
Materials Clay Brick, Reinforced Concrete
Threats Type: Vandalism (Immediate)
Detail: The structure is highly vulnerable to vandalism.
Type: Coastal erosion (Medium Term)
Detail: Structure on edge of cliffs. The later field record (July 2001) shows a great loss to this rare structure. By 4/2003 it had been further destroyed.
Recorder Storr, Ron (Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society)
Defence grouping North Yorkshire coast defences - Coastal crust and hinterland defences
Photographs View of STANTON SHELTER - S0013966 View of STANTON SHELTER - S0013966 View of STANTON SHELTER - S0013966
View of STANTON SHELTER - S0013966
(3) - site views (different periods showing erosion) (2 DIGITISED).
DOB site reference: S0013966
Event Field Visit, On 2001/07/02
Field Visit, During 1995/08
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2003/04/29