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Monument Number 1545609

Hob Uid: 1545609
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7769973059
Summary : Kingshill Camp. A Second World War military camp, located between Hoo St Werburgh and the Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armament Depot (Monument 1077634). The camp, just to the south of the crossroads of Ratcliffe Highway and Bells Lane, comprised a cluster of temporary military buildings, including Nissen huts. The buildings were arranged around a rectangular open area, and were supported by earth covered air raid shelters and small gun emplacements. The area around the camp to the west and north may have been used for training and recreation, and has been recorded separately (Monument 1545618). For at least part of its existence, Kingshill Camp was occupied by the 347th Searchlight Battery RA, and the camp may be associated with a searchlight battery site located about 600m to the north east (Monument 1545626). The camp has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project.
More information : Kingshill Camp, centred at TQ 7768 7309. A Second World War military camp, located between Hoo St Werburgh and the Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armament Depot (Monument 1077634). The camp, just to the south of the crossroads of Ratcliffe Highway and Bells Lane (Deangate crossroads), comprised a cluster of temporary military buildings, including Nissen huts. The buildings were arranged around a rectangular open area, and were supported by earth covered air raid shelters and small gun emplacements, for example at TQ 7772 7297, TQ 7764 7310 and TQ 7776 7320.

For at least part of its existence, Kingshill Camp was occupied by the 347th Searchlight Battery RA, and therefore may be associated with a searchlight battery site located about 600m to the north east (Monument 1545626). The camp has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The area around the camp to the west and north may have been used for training and recreation, and has been recorded separately (Monument 1545618). (1-3)

Kingdhill Camp was set up early in, or just before, the Second World War, and appears on a German map dated 20 November 1940. It was demolished in the 1970s when the area was redeveloped for housing at the northern edge of Hoo St Werburgh. (4-5)

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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 : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4080 16-JAN-1947
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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 : Beaches, fields, streets and hills: the anti-invasion landscape of England, 1940
Source details : Foot, W.
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Source Number : 5
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : http://www.whitehousefarm.eclipse.co.uk/oldhoo/hoointro.htm
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 245
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1545625
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545626
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545645
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545675
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1545618
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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