Chadwell Heath anti-aircraft gun site, Whalebone Lane North (off), Chadwell Heath - Barking and Dagenham

The substantial remains of a World War II anti-aircraft battery with pits for eight guns in two groups of four and associated structures. The buildings are in an isolated spot and have been subject to vandalism. The former quarry is being restored, including the land levels around the gun site and when complete there will also be a five year aftercare plan. A feasibility report, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015, explored the potential of the site. The site’s use and maintenance is being discussed with the Local Authority, the Crown Estate and Historic England.

Chadwell Heath anti-aircraft gun site, Whalebone Lane North (off), Chadwell Heath - Barking and Dagenham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: ANTI AIRCRAFT SITE AT TQ 48738975
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1079855
  • Local Planning Authority: Barking and Dagenham
  • Site Type: Defence > Battery

Location

  • Building Name: Chadwell Heath anti-aircraft gun site
  • Street Name: Whalebone Lane North (off)
  • Locality: Chadwell Heath
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Barking and Dagenham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Dagenham and Rainham
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Crown
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Daniel Pope (LPA) 020 8227 3929

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England