Interior of Civil Defence Bunker in Gravesend
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Civil defence bunker in Gravesend given Grade II-listed status

A 1950s concrete nuclear bunker in Kent has been given Grade II-listed status.

The civil defence bunker in Gravesend constitutes a rare surviving example of a purpose built civil defence control centre, which would have been used in the case of a Soviet air attack, English Heritage said.

BBC South East's Ian Palmer spoke to Melanie Norris from Gravesham Borough Council.

Archive footage courtesy of British Pathe.

  • 20 Sep 2013
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