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Monument Number 1548195

Hob Uid: 1548195
Location :
Medway
High Halstow, Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7657974272
Summary : Earthworks associated with a possible twentieth century military training site have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site covers an area of about 20.8 hectares on top of Deangate Ridge, between Lodge Hill Wood, Wybornes Wood and the northern boundary of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), and was identified as a General Fieldworks Area on a Royal Engineers plan of 1937. Fragmentary small earthworks, including possible gun emplacements or weapons pits, were recorded within the area marked on the 1937 map. The presence of several First World War redoubts and practice works (Monuments 1546125, 1546200, 1546202) within this area suggests that military training on this site began in the First World War, if not before. A Second World War defended locality (Monument 1546575) is also situated within the Fieldworks area, and part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542665, 1542577) crosses through the north eastern part of the site. A possible bomb crater (Monument 1547594) recorded at the eastern end of the training site may represent evidence of explosives training.
More information : Earthworks associated with a possible twentieth century military training site have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site, centred at TQ 7646 7427, covers an area of about 20.8 hectares on top of Deangate Ridge, between Lodge Hill Wood, Wybornes Wood and the northern boundary of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), and was identified as a "General Fieldworks Area" on a Royal Engineers plan of 1937. (1-2)

Fragmentary small earthworks, including possible gun emplacements or weapons pits, were recorded within the area marked on the 1937 map. The presence of several First World War redoubts and practice works (Monuments 1546125, 1546200, 1546202) within this area suggests that military training on this site began in the First World War. A Second World War defended locality (Monument 1546575) is also situated within the Fieldworks area, and part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542665, 1542577) crosses through the north eastern part of the site. A possible bomb crater (Monument 1547594) recorded at the eastern end of the training site may represent evidence of explosives training. (3-6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Built Heritage Baseline Assessment in respect of Chattenden Barracks and Lodge
Source details : Lowe, J.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Proposed changes to Lodge Hill and Chattenden R.N.A. Depot. Date February 1937. 420/SE/2/0508
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/06G/UK/1702 3062 27-AUG-1946
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4081 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS 92387 026 07-AUG-1992
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 349
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546125
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546575
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546200
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546202
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542577
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1550003
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547594
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