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Monument Number 1546575

Hob Uid: 1546575
Location :
Medway
High Halstow, Cooling
Grid Ref : TQ7660674293
Summary : A Second World War defended locality on Deangate Ridge has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprises a series of barbed wire enclosures and small weapons pits or gun emplacements. The largest enclosure has an irregular perimeter centred on an earthwork mound representing a probable First World War redoubt (Monument 1546125) which may have been reused as a Second World War defensive feature. Two rectangular enclosures are appended to the north western side of the irregular enclosure. The northernmost rectangular enclosure contains at least four small gun emplacements or weapons pits. Just outside the enclosure on the eastern side is another weapons pit and a small structure, probably a hut. Also within the largest enclosure are two anti tank pillboxes (Monument 1426099 and 1426109). The defended locality is located near the north east corner of the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) and spans the space between depot's northern boundary and part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577 and 1542687). It probably formed part of the defences of both installations. A similar defended locality, also occupying the space between Lodge Hill Depot and the Hoo Stop Line, is located about 800m to the west (Monument 1546483). A German map of 1940 bears the symbol for a barbed wire entanglement at roughly this location. The first aerial photographic evidence for this defended locality dates to May 1944.
More information : TQ 7660 7424. A Second World War defended locality on Deangate Ridge has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The site comprises a series of barbed wire enclosures and small weapons pits or gun emplacements. The largest enclosure has an irregular perimeter 148.5m by 143.3m, centred on an earthwork mound representing a probable First World War redoubt (Monument 1546125) which may have been reused as a Second World War defensive feature. Two rectangular enclosures are appended to the north western side of the irregular enclosure, at TQ 7657 7432 (42.5m by 41.7m) and TQ 7653 7436 (60.1m by 58.8m). The northernmost rectangular enclosure contains at least four small gun emplacements or weapons pits (two at TQ 7653 7436, one at TQ 7651 7436, one at TQ 7651 7438). Just outside the enclosure on the eastern side is another weapons pit (TQ 7664 7435) and a small structure, probably a hut (TQ 7666 7433). Also within the largest enclosure are two anti tank pillboxes (Monument 1426099 and 1426109).

The defended locality is located near the north east corner of the Lodge Hill Ordnance Depot (Monument 1077634) and spans the space between depot's northern boundary and part of the Hoo Stop Line (Monument 1542577 and 1542687). It probably formed part of the defences of both installations. A similar defended locality, also occupying the space between Lodge Hill Depot and the Hoo Stop Line, is located about 800m to the west (Monument 1546483).

A German map of 1940 bears the symbol for a barbed wire entanglement at roughly this location. The first aerial photographic evidence for this defended locality dates to May 1944. (1-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2065 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4081 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Beaches, fields, streets and hills: the anti-invasion landscape of England, 1940
Source details : Foot, W.
Page(s) : 408
Figs. : 219
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 276
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1426099
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426109
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546483
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542687
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546125
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1548195
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542577
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
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