Substations take many forms – buildings, open compounds, underground chambers. We’ll explore these further when we post more pages at a later date. Here’s a selection from Devon.

SWEHS 18.1.040.jpg - Date 1924 - Upton Valley sunstation and offices. Devon, Torquay .
SWEHS 18.1.040.jpg – Date 1924 – Upton Valley sunstation and offices. Devon, Torquay .
SWEHS 13.0.009.jpg - Date c1935 - 33/11kV substation. Unknown .
SWEHS 13.0.009.jpg – Date c1935 – 33/11kV substation. Unknown .
SWEHS 18.1.012.jpg - Date c1930s - Borough of Torquay Electricity Department Torwood substation with 2,000 volt gear on right. Devon, Torquay .
SWEHS 18.1.012.jpg – Date c1930s – Borough of Torquay Electricity Department Torwood substation with 2,000 volt gear on right. Devon, Torquay .
SWEHS 18.2.028.jpg - Date 1940 - 1947 - Newton Abbot generating station outdoor, mesh connected 33kV substation at Forde Road. Devon, Newton Abbot .
SWEHS 18.2.028.jpg – Date 1940 – 1947 – Newton Abbot generating station outdoor, mesh connected 33kV substation at Forde Road. Devon, Newton Abbot .
SWEHS 9.0.090.jpg - Date c1960 - Higher Woodway Road 33/11kV substation. 5,000kVA 33/11kV transformer supplying Shaldon and Teignmouth. Teignmouth .
SWEHS 9.0.090.jpg – Date c1960 – Higher Woodway Road 33/11kV substation. 5,000kVA 33/11kV transformer supplying Shaldon and Teignmouth. Teignmouth .
SWEHS 11.0.061.jpg - Date 1984 - Haven Road SWEB engineering depot. Devon, Exeter .
SWEHS 11.0.061.jpg – Date 1984 – Haven Road SWEB engineering depot. Devon, Exeter .

Notes and suggestions for further reading

… will following in due course.