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Monument Number 1546546

Hob Uid: 1546546
Location :
Medway
Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7583374123
Summary : A Second World War gun emplacement or light anti aircraft battery has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprised a concrete platform enclosed by a rectangular earthwork bank and accompanied by a small concrete structure. This installation was located on the north facing slope of Rough Shaw, immediately inside the northern perimeter of a defended locality (Monument 1546483) centred on Lodge Hill First World War anti aircraft battery (Monument 1442424). It probably formed part of the defences of both the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577 and 1542687) which lies to the north and was overlooked by this gun emplacement., and Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) located to the south east. The first aerial photographic evidence for this gun emplacement dates to May 1944. A German map of 1940 bears a machine gun or anti aircraft gun symbol at roughly this location, although the symbol could refer to the First World War site or other similar installations in the immediate vicinity (Monuments 1546494 and 1546504). The structures associated with this gun emplacement were removed by 1952. The earthworks survived at least until 2007, although encroached upon by scrubby vegetation.
More information : TQ 7588 7402. A Second World War gun emplacement or light anti aircraft battery has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprised a concrete platform enclosed by a rectangular earthwork bank about 15m by 14.8m. A small concrete structure was located along its south western side. This installation was located on the north facing slope of Rough Shaw, immediately inside the northern perimeter of a defended locality (Monument 1546483) centred on Lodge Hill First World War anti aircraft battery (Monument 1442424). It probably formed part of the defences of both the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577 and 1542687) which lies 140m to the north and was overlooked by this gun emplacement, and Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) located about 250m to the south east.

The first aerial photographic evidence for this anti aircraft gun emplacement dates to May 1944. A German map of 1940 bears a machine gun or anti aircraft gun symbol at roughly this location, although the symbol could refer to the First World War site or other similar installations in the immediate vicinity (Monuments 1546494 and 1546504). (1-3)

The structures associated with this gun emplacement were removed by 1952. The earthworks survived at least until 2007, although encroached upon by scrubby vegetation. (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Beaches, fields, streets and hills: the anti-invasion landscape of England, 1940
Source details : Foot, W.
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4084 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 4
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Source details : NMR RAF/58/856 3044-5 24-APR-1952
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : PGA_TQ7574_2007-04-21
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 275
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1442424
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546494
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546504
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542687
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542577
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