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Monument Number 1547580

Hob Uid: 1547580
Location :
Medway
Hoo St. Werburgh
Grid Ref : TQ7595373097
Summary : A probable Second World War bomb crater, first visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in May 1944, has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature appears as a crater surrounded by an area of up cast disturbed earth about 20.45m in diameter. It is located just outside the southern perimeter fence of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). This feature may be evidence of an (apparently minor) air raid on Lodge Hill which took place on the night of 7-8 May 1942, and may be associated with other craters located in the vicinity of the south western part of the armaments depot (Monuments 1547583, 1547584, 1547587, 1547590).
More information : TQ 7596 7310. A probable Second World War bomb crater, first visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in May 1944, has been mapped as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The feature appears as a crater surrounded by an area of up cast disturbed earth about 20.45m in diameter. It is located just outside the southern perimeter fence of the Lodge Hill Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). (1-2)

This feature may be evidence of an (apparently minor) air raid on Lodge Hill which took place on the night of 7-8 May 1942, and may be associated with other craters located in the vicinity of the south western part of Lodge Hill Depot (Monuments 1547583, 1547584, 1547587, 1547590). (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR US/7GR/LOC348 2064 27-MAY-1944
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1923 4084 16-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Arming the Fleet, The Development of Royal Ordnance Yards 1770 - 1945
Source details : Evans, D.
Page(s) : 218
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 313
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1077634
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547583
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547584
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547587
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1547590
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