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Monument Number 1546157

Hob Uid: 1546157
Location :
Medway
High Halstow
Grid Ref : TQ7729674279
Summary : A First World War redoubt or fieldwork 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 enclosure, situated on Deangate Ridge roughly 130m east of the perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). 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 redoubts noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546125, 1546165, 1546168. During the Second World War, a pillbox (Monument 1426121) was constructed at the southern end of the oval redoubt. The presence of this later feature suggests that the First World War redoubt may have played a part in the defences of the Hoo Stop Line (Monuments 1542577 and 1542646), located just to the east of the redoubt.
More information : A First World War redoubt or fieldwork centred at TQ 7729 7427 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 enclosure 37.7m by 25.8m, situated on Deangate Ridge roughly 130m east of the perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). 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 redoubts noted on the War Department map are Monuments 1546098, 1546125, 1546165, 1546168.

During the Second World War, a pillbox (Monument 1426121) was constructed at the southern end of the oval redoubt. The presence of this later feature suggests that the First World War redoubt may have played a part in the defences of the Hoo Stop Line (Monuments 1542577 and 1542646), located just to the east of the redoubt. The earthwork enclosure survives as a standing feature covered by trees on photographs taken in 2007. (1-3)

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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 : 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 258
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542646
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426121
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546098
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546125
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546165
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546168
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546196
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546207
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1549853
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