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Monument Number 1418707

Hob Uid: 1418707
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh, Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7553473898
Summary : A Second World War circular Type 25 pillbox, about 2 metres in diameter, situated near Lodge Hill Lane to the north of the northern perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox, built of reinforced concrete with corrugated iron shuttering, overlooks Cooling and Cliffe Marshes from the north facing slopes of Rough Shaw, and was protected by a barbed wire enclosure on the down hill side. This structure formed part of the in depth defences associated with the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542687). It was constructed very close to one of the outer banks of a First World War fieldwork or redoubt (Monument 1546098) associated with military training activity centred on Chattenden Barracks (Monument 1545088). The pillbox has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project, and appeared as a standing structure on photographs taken in June 2011.
More information : Circular pillbox, about 2 metres in diameter, concrete with corrugated iron shuttering. Type 25 circular pillbox, with corrugated iron shuttering in place. Internally, 6ft in diameter with a low entrance and 3 rifle embrasures. Walls 12ins thick. With shutters on embrasures. Off Lodge Hill Lane. (1)

TQ 75535 73896. The Second World War circular Type 25 pillbox described in authority 1 has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It is situated near Lodge Hill Lane to the north of the perimeter of Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox overlooks Cooling and Cliffe Marshes from the north facing slopes of Rough Shaw, and was protected by a barbed wire enclosure placed between 42m and 50m away from the pillbox on the down hill side. This structure formed part of the in depth defences associated with the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577, Monument 1542687). It was constructed very close to one of the outer banks of a First World War fieldwork or redoubt (Monument 1546098) associated with military training activity centred on Chattenden Barracks (Monument 1545088). The pillbox appeared as a standing structure on photographs taken in June 2011. (2-4)

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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 3061 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/-1923 4083 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 26975_006-008 01-JUN-2011
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0002697
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 117
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1546098
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542687
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545088
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546582
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546590
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546596
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542577
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546783
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