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Name:Road Barrier (destroyed), Galleywood Road, Galleywood
SMR Number:20882
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 702 035
Map Sheet:TL70SW


Road Barrier (destroyed)

Full description

Contemporary records state, “Concrete cubes. Woodlands Bungalow, 189 Galleywood Road”. <1> Since World War Two, the houses of Galleywood Road have been re-numbered, apparently adding 500 to each of them, as a trawl through post-war Kelly’s Directories reveals that no. 189 is now no. 689. The wartime “Woodlands Bungalow” no longer survives and a new house has been built on the site.

This location in Galleywood Road is a typical position for a WWII road barrier, on a steep hill with a sharp bend immediately to the south. The concrete cubes would have been the fixed element from the bungalow to the roadside. Lengths of railway line in steel sockets across the carriageway would have taken the barrier across to a high brick wall on the west side, a wall which still survives.

<1> unknown, 1968, War Time Contraventions 1968, Chelmsford (LIST). SEX31436.

Monument Types

  • ROAD BARRIER (WWII, Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Events

  • Visit by Fred Nash - Mar 2005 (Ref: Nash CHL Mar 2005)

Protected Status

  • Historic Environment Character Area: Chelmsford 2
  • Historic Environment Character Zone: Chelmsford 2.2

Sources and further reading

<1>LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Chelmsford.