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Monument Number 1549858

Hob Uid: 1549858
Location :
Medway
Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7641374538
Summary : A possible large pit on the north edge of Deangate Ridge near the north east corner of the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature comprises a large irregular pit, possibly with irregular ditches radiating from it. It could represent traces of a backfilled Second World War bomb crater or possibly an excavated area associated with the construction and subsequent destruction of part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665), which lies immediately to the west. Alternatively, the feature could represent a First World War military training site. The ditches radiating from the central pit are zigzag in form and possibly suggest First World War practice works, and an abandoned first World War redoubt lies less than 100m to the south east (Monument 1546196). A War Department map of the Lodge Hill field defences, dating to 1914, shows that this part of Deangate Ridge was used for military training at that time.
More information : TQ 7641 7454. A possible large pit on the north edge of Deangate Ridge near the north east corner of the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature comprises a large irregular pit, possibly with irregular ditches radiating from it. It could represent traces of a backfilled Second World War bomb crater or possibly an excavated area associated with the construction and subsequent destruction of part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665), which lies immediately to the west.

Alternatively, the feature could represent a First World War military training site. The ditches radiating from the central pit are zigzag in form and possibly suggest First World War practice works, and an abandoned first World War redoubt lies less than 100m to the south east (Monument 1546196). A War Department map of the Lodge Hill field defences, dating to 1914, shows that this part of Deangate Ridge was used for military training at that time. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : PRO: WO 78/4400 Chatham Field Defences 8.11.1914
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 367
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546196
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