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Monument Number 1426121

Hob Uid: 1426121
Location :
Medway
High Halstow
Grid Ref : TQ7730774264
Summary : A Second World War reinforced concrete Type 24 pillbox, constructed at the edge of a slightly entrenched copse near the eastern end of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox is one element within the supporting defences of a Stop Line (Monument 1542577) constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the north bank of the Medway to the south bank of the Thames at Higham Creek. The pillbox and the rest of the Stop Line defence system have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project.
More information : Concrete type 24 pillbox in slightly entrenched copse. Narrow wall version with brick skin. Part of the defences for Lodge Hill Magazine Establishment. Door and embrasures blocked.150m E of E boundary of Lodge Hill Magazine Establishment. (1)

The Second World War pillbox described in authority 1 is located near the eastern end of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). The pillbox would have provided protection for the depot, and is also an element within the supporting defences of a Stop Line (Monument 1542577) constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the north bank of the Medway to the south bank of the Thames at Higham Creek. The pillbox overlooks the course of the Stop Line's anti tank ditch and, along with the rest of the Stop Line defence system, has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It appeared as an extant structure on a Google Earth aerial photograph taken in 2009. (2-3)

Sources :
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 : RAF US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 2009 ACCESSED 02-AUG-2011
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0011954
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE15191: TQ 77 SE 111
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 129
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542646
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426123
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546157
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
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