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Monument Number 1546196

Hob Uid: 1546196
Location :
Medway
Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7648174472
Summary : A roughly oval or elongated hexagonal enclosure, probably the remains of an abandoned First World War redoubt, is visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs and has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The enclosure, comprising at least two concentric banks, is located on the north facing slope of Deangate Ridge near the north east corner of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634), and is associated with another First World War redoubt (Monument 1546125). The oval or hexagonal enclosure described in this record coincides fairly closely in both location and shape with a feature depicted on a War Department map of the Lodge Hill field defences, 1914 as a "waterlogged and sunken redoubt". An alternatively interpretation is that the marks seen on the aerial photographs could have resulted from the construction and subsequent levelling of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665), which lies immediately to the south. However, the evidence of the War Department map supports a First World War date. Other similar redoubts noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546157, 1546165, 1546168.
More information : TQ 7648 7447. A roughly oval or elongated hexagonal enclosure, probably the remains of an abandoned First World War redoubt, is visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs and has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The enclosure, comprising at least two concentric banks 69.7m by 31.3m overall, is located on the north facing slope of Deangate Ridge near the north east corner of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634), and is associated with another First World War redoubt (Monument 1546125) which lies 237.5m to the south. The oval or hexagonal enclosure described in this record coincides fairly closely in both location and shape with a feature depicted on a War Department map of the Lodge Hill field defences, 1914 as a "waterlogged and sunken redoubt". (1-3)

An alternative interpretation is that the marks described in this record could have resulted from the construction and subsequent levelling of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542665), which lies immediately to the south. However, the evidence of the War Department map supports a First World War date. Other redoubts noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546157, 1546165, 1546168. (4)

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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 4082 16-JAN-1947
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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 : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Cathy Stoertz/05-OCT-2011/English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 261
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546098
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546125
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546157
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546165
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546168
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546200
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1549853
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1549858
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