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Monument Number 1548085

Hob Uid: 1548085
Location :
Medway
Frindsbury Extra
Grid Ref : TQ7466672243
Summary : A possible Second World War gun emplacement or light any aircraft battery is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site is roughly rectangular, comprising a sunken interior space enclosed by a low earthwork bank about 13m long by 11m wide. It is situated near the foot of the west facing slope between Islingham Farm and Haven Street Wood, and could have provided protection for the many sites on Deangate Ridge, including Chattenden Barracks (Monument 1545088) and Magazines (Monument 1481790 and 1545604) and the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). The gun emplacement recorded here is probably associated with a military installation or anti aircraft gun emplacement 75m to the west (Monument 1546706). The earthworks could have been associated with military training activity. They lie within an extensive military training site (Monument 1545095) dating primarily to the First World War, but also used during the Second World War. This gun emplacement is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1942 and may be the anti aircraft gun shown at approximately this location on a German military map based on aerial photographic evidence and dated November 1940.
More information : TQ 7466 7224. A possible Second World War gun emplacement or light any aircraft battery is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site is roughly rectangular, comprising a sunken interior space enclosed by a low earthwork bank about 13m long by 11m wide. It is situated near the foot of the west facing slope between Islingham Farm and Haven Street Wood, and could have provided protection for the many sites on Deangate Ridge, including Chattenden Barracks (Monument 1545088) and Magazines (Monument 1481790 and 1545604) and the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). The gun emplacement recorded here is probably associated with a military installation or anti aircraft gun emplacement 75m to the west (Monument 1546706). (1-3)

The earthworks could have been associated with military training activity. They lie within an extensive military training site (Monument 1545095) dating primarily to the First World War, but also used during the Second World War. (4)

This gun emplacement is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1942 and may be the anti aircraft gun shown at approximately this location on a German military map based on aerial photographic evidence and dated 20 November 1940. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/HLA/617 6100 20-JUN-1942
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 3086 16-JAN-1947
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/58/856 4162 24-APR-1952
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Source Number : 4
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Cathy Stoertz/25-NOV-2011/English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project
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Source Number : 5
Source : Beaches, fields, streets and hills: the anti-invasion landscape of England, 1940
Source details : Foot, W.
Page(s) : 408
Figs. : 219
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SW 182
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1481790
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545604
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545088
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545095
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546706
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