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Monument Number 1546702

Hob Uid: 1546702
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7520573252
Summary : A firing range, probably dating to the first half of the twentieth century, located in Great Chattenden Wood to the north of the Chattenden Magazines (Monument 1481790) and to the west of Lodge Hill Camp (Monument 1545549), has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprises two or three firing positions and butts within an enclosure, linked to the Chattenden and Upnor Railway (Monument 1545587) by a short tramway spur. The firing range was identified on a map of the Chattenden and Upnor Railway. It apparently dates to the period between the First and Second World wars. It was not shown on Ordnance Survey maps, or on early maps of the Lodge Hill Depot or the First World War training grounds. It appeared on a plan of proposed changes to Lodge Hill and Chattenden Depots dated February 1937, and seems to have been in use during and shortly after the Second World War. The firing range was demolished and replaced, in about 1961, by a Diving School Classroom and circular pond feature used for training.
More information : TQ 7518 7327. A firing range, probably dating to the first half of the twentieth century, located in Great Chattenden Wood to the north of the Chattenden Magazines (Monument 1481790) and to the west of Lodge Hill Camp (Monument 1545549), has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprises two or three firing positions and butts within an enclosure 205m by 108m, linked to the Chattenden and Upnor Railway (Monument 1545587) by a short length of military tramway at TQ 7523 7310. The firing range was identified on a map of the Chattenden and Upnor Railway (also known as the Lodge Hill and Upnor Railway). It apparently dates to the period between the First and Second World wars. It was not shown on early Ordnance Survey maps, or on early maps of the Lodge Hill Depot or the First World War training grounds. It appeared at the edge of a plan of proposed changes to Lodge Hill and Chattenden Depot dated February 1937, and seems to have been in use during and shortly after the Second World War. (1-4)

The firing range was visible on aerial photographs taken between 1942 and 1952. I was demolished and replaced, in about 1961, by a Diving School Classroom and circular pond feature used for training. (5-9)

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Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Industrial Railway Society http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/12/lodge_hill.htm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : REL 420/SE/2/0509
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Source Number : 3
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : PRO: WO 78/4400 Chatham Field Defences 8.11.1914
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Source Number : 4
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : 420/SE/2/0508 Proposed changes to Lodge Hill and Chattenden R.N.A Depot, date February 1937
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/HLA/617 6099-6100 20-JUN-1942
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Source Number : 6
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Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 3061 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 7
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Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4084 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 8
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/58/856 3045 24-APR-1952
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Source Number : 9
Source : Built Heritage Baseline Assessment in respect of Chattenden Barracks and Lodge
Source details : Lowe, J.
Page(s) : 17
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 282
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1481790
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545587
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545549
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: HOO PENINSULA LANDSCAPE PROJECT NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2010-09-01
End Date : 2012-03-01