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Monument Number 1546125

Hob Uid: 1546125
Location :
Medway
High Halstow
Grid Ref : TQ7660674268
Summary : A First World War redoubt or fieldwork, later part of a Second World War defended locality, is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site is a roughly oval earthwork mound enclosed by outer banks. It is situated on Deangate Ridge roughly 100m north of the perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) in an area noted on a Royal Engineers plan of 1937 as "general fieldworks area". This feature is one of several earthwork enclosures or redoubts noted on a War Department map of Lodge Hill field defences, 1914. An annotation dated September 1915 describes it as a redoubt. Other similar sites noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546157, 1546165, 1546168. In the Second World War, this redoubt appears to have been incorporated within a defended locality. During that period, it lay at the centre of a complex of barbed wire enclosures (Monument 1546575). A Second World War rectangular anti tank pillbox (Monument 1426099) was constructed at its southwest corner, and another was built less than 50m to the east (Monument 1426109). All of these features were probably part of the in depth defences of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665).
More information : A First World War redoubt or fieldwork centred at TQ 7660 7426, later part of a Second World War defended locality, is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site is a roughly oval earthwork mound enclosed by outer banks 65.2m by 42.5m overall. It is situated on Deangate Ridge roughly 100m north of the perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) in an area noted on a Royal Engineers plan of 1937 as "general fieldworks area". This feature is one of several earthwork enclosures or redoubts noted on a War Department map of Lodge Hill field defences, 1914. An annotation dated September 1915 describes it as a redoubt. Other similar sites noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546157, 1546165, 1546168.

In the Second World War, this redoubt appears to have been incorporated within a defended locality. During that period, it lay at the centre of a complex of barbed wire enclosures (Monument 1546575). A Second World War rectangular anti tank pillbox (Monument 1426099) was constructed at its southwest corner, and another was built less than 50m to the east (Monument 1426109). All of these features were probably part of the in depth defences of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665). Photographs taken in 2011 suggest that this feature does not survive above the ground surface. (1-5)

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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 : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4081 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 26975_004 01-JUN-2011
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Source Number : 4
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Royal Engineers plan 420/SE/2/0508: Proposed changes to Lodge Hill and Chattenden R.N.A. Depot. Date
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Source Number : 5
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 257
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1426099
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426109
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546098
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546157
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546165
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546575
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546168
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546196
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546200
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546202
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546221
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546255
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546275
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1548195
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