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Monument Number 1547583

Hob Uid: 1547583
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7602373216
Summary : A probable Second World War bomb crater, first visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in May 1944, has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature appears as a clear crater surrounded by an area of up cast earth about 15.3m in diameter. It is located about 74m inside the southern perimeter fence of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), midway between the fence and two of the magazines. This bomb crater may be evidence of an (apparently minor) air raid on Lodge Hill which took place on the night of 7-8 May 1942, and may be associated with other craters located in the vicinity of the south western part of Lodge Hill Depot (Monuments 1547580, 1547584, 1547587, 1547590).
More information : TQ 7602 7321. A probable Second World War bomb crater, first visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in May 1944, has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature appears as a clear crater surrounded by an area of up cast earth about 15.3m in diameter. It is located about 74m inside the southern perimeter fence of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), midway between the fence and two of the magazines. (1-2)

This bomb crater may be evidence of an (apparently minor) air raid on Lodge Hill which took place on the night of 7-8 May 1942, and may be associated with other craters located in the vicinity of the south western part of Lodge Hill Depot (Monuments 1547580, 1547584, 1547587, 1547590). (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2064 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4084 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Arming the Fleet, The Development of Royal Ordnance Yards 1770 - 1945
Source details : Evans, D.
Page(s) : 218
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 314
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547580
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547584
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547587
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547590
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