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Monument Number 1418716

Hob Uid: 1418716
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7765673354
Summary : A Second World War hexagonal reinforced concrete pillbox was located on the north west corner of the junction between Ratcliffe Highway and the road to Deangate (Bells Lane). The pillbox was mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project, and was recorded by field survey in 1995. It was visible on aerial photographs in 2003, and was destroyed by road widening after that date. This pillbox formed part of the defences associated with the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577), a system of anti tank ditches, gun emplacements and pillboxes constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the Medway to the Thames.
More information : Concrete pillbox. Concrete type 24 pillbox facing E: narrow wall version with brick skin. On NW corner of junction between Ratcliffe Highway and the road to Deangate, Hoo area. (1)

The hexagonal pillbox described in authority 1 was mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project, and was also recorded by field survey in 1995. It was visible on aerial photographs in 2003, and was destroyed by road widening after that date. This pillbox formed part of the defences associated with the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577), a system of anti tank ditches, gun emplacements and pillboxes constructed in 1940 across the south western third of the Hoo Peninsula, from the Medway to the Thames. Defensive features associated with this pilbox include a section of the Stop Line's anti tank ditch (Monument 1542630) which lies 280 m to the east, and several other pillboxes (Monuments 1418680, 1418681, 1418711). The Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634) is located about 450 m to the north west. (2-4)

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 : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR MAL 70086 175 13-NOV-1970
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 2003 ACCESSED 11-AUG-2011
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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 : Destroyed Monument

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0002706
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE15171: TQ 77 SE 99
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 135
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1418711
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1418681
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1418680
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542630
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