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Monument Number 1418704

Hob Uid: 1418704
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7545873792
Summary : Second World War reinforced concrete and brick shuttered pillbox, with a 3 metre base. At the West angle of Cross-track, Lodge Hill - between Lodge Hill Lane and Spendiff. The pillbox is visible on aerial photographs and has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It is located near the north west corner of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), and would have formed part of the depot's defences.
More information : Brick shuttered pillbox, with a 3 metre base. Mostly demolished remains of concrete type 24 pillbox, with some traces of the former existence of a brick skin. At the W. angle of Cross-track, Lodge Hill - between Lodge Hill Lane and Spendiff. (1)

TQ 7545 7379. The pillbox described in authority 1 is visible on aerial photographs and has been mapped, and its location more precisely identified, as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It is located near the north west corner of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634), and would have formed part of the depot's defences. It was also associated with the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1532577), a system of anti tank ditches, gun emplacements and pillboxes constructed 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the Medway to the Thames. The site of this pillbox is masked by trees, and the structure was first clearly shown on photographs taken in 1951. (2-3

Photographs taken in 2003 and 2007 indicate that the structure has been largely demonished, and only existe as foundations. (4-5)

Examination of aerial photographs indicates that the pillbox described in this record is the same structure as that recorded as Monument 1418705. (6)

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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 RAF 540/496 3173 12-MAY-1951
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 82-732 0117 23-FEB-1953
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : PGA_TQ7573_2007-04-21
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 2003 ACCESSED 01-AUG-2011
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Source Number : 6
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Cathy Stoertz/09-AUG-2011/English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project
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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 : S0002694
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE15345: TQ 77 SE 117
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 115
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542687
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546582
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546590
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1418703
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
Associated Monuments : 1544162
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