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Monument Number 1426124

Hob Uid: 1426124
Location :
Medway
High Halstow
Grid Ref : TQ7700474579
Summary : A Second World War reinforced concrete Type 24 pillbox, constructed on the north west edge of Wybornes Wood, High Halstow, near the north eastern corner of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox is one element of the supporting defences of a Stop Line (Monument 1542577) constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the north bank of the Medway to the south bank of the Thames at Higham Creek. The pillbox and the rest of the Stop Line defence system have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project.
More information : Concrete type 24 pillbox on crest line facing N. Incomplete (base slab only). Intended to be part of the defences of Lodge Hill Magazine. In hedge NW of edge of Wybornes Wood, High Halstow. (1)

The Second World War pillbox described in authority 1 is located on the north west edge of Wybornes Wood, near the north eastern corner of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox would have provided protection for the depot, and is also an element within the supporting defences of a Stop Line (Monument 1542577) constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the north bank of the Medway to the south bank of the Thames at Higham Creek. The pillbox and the rest of the Stop Line defence system have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It appeared as an extant structure on a Google Earth aerial photograph taken in 2007. (2-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 106G/UK/1702 3062 27-AUG-1946
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 21-APR-2007 ACCESSED 02-AUG-2011
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Pillbox (Type FW3/24)
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0011957
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE15193: TQ 77 SE 113
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 126
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542646
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426114
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01
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