Built in 1939, prior to the outbreak of World War II, this brick built cleansing station was granted Grade 2 listed status in 2019. Historic England described it as one of the best preserved purpose-built centres of its kind in the country.

The unit would have been run by the Air Raid Precaution Wardens (ARP), providing a place where civilians who had been gassed could be decontaminated and receive first aid.

As gas attacks never became a reality, the unit was never actually used for decontamination purposes.