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Monument Number 1426724

Hob Uid: 1426724
Location :
Medway
Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7638574499
Summary : A Second World War reinforced concrete Type 24 pillbox, constructed on the east edge of Lodge Hill Wood near the north side 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, facing E. In good condition. N of Hoo St. Werburgh. (1)

TQ 7638 7449. A Second World War reinforced concrete Type 24 pillbox, constructed on the east edge of Lodge Hill Wood near the north side 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 described in this record lies about 70m to the north of another identical structure (Monument 1426725). Both pillboxes, along with the rest of the Stop Line defence system, have been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. (2-3)

A field visit by Historic England staff in May 2015 found the structure to be extant. The concrete pillbox appeared to have been constructured using plank shuttering. No gaps were visible avoe the embrasures. (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 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : PGA_TQ7674_2007-04-21
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Source Number : 4
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Krystyna Truscoe / 13-MAY-2015 / Hoo Peninsula NMP
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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0012566
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE16258: TQ 77 SE 128
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 121
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426725
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