Site 8

<-------- Click Here to Go Back to Burtonwood Home Page
 

Entrance at the Main Gate 12

Site 8 (Header House Warehouse US Army Storage Depot)

Site 8 was located on the West side of Burtonwood Road opposite BRD (Burtonwood Repair Depot) site.

Construction of the site was started in January 1953 & the warehouse was opened on August the 16th 1954.

The length of the warehouse was 5,280 feet (1 Mile Long)

The Width of the warehouse was 1,255 feet with a capacity of 5,000,000 cubic feet & was the largest covered warehouse in Europe with a total building cost of $12,000,000.

The site was served by a railway branch line, with level crossing barriers and traffic lights crossing Burtonwood Road.

The branch line passed the South side of BRD site entering the Liverpool to Manchester railway line.

The US Army moved into site 8 in February 1967 & the site was named Burtonwood Army Depot.

On the 4th of January 1982 its name was changed to 'The 47th Area Support Group US Army Reserve Storage Activity'.

With the ending of the 'Cold War' site 8 became surplus to requirements & the US Army left in the middle of 1993.

The site was later demolished to make way for private housing.

Site 8/Header House Under Construction 3rd of August 1954.

Aerial Photo Site 8/Header House.

Note: BRD Site is on the Top Left of the Photo.

Numerous American Military Vehicles Parked on
Outside Storage Area on Site 8/Header House.

 

Even More American Military Vehicles (Jeeps).

More Pictures etc Coming Soon Regarding Site 8 .....

<-------- Click Here to Go Back to Burtonwood Home Page