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Monument Number 1426109

Hob Uid: 1426109
Location :
Medway
High Halstow
Grid Ref : TQ7668874282
Summary : Second World War reinforced concrete anti-tank pillbox type 28 facing East. The structure is located to the north of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634) on agricultural land, and has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. It formed part of the defences of 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. An identical anti tank pillbox, facing west, is located 107 metres to the west (Monument 1426099).
More information : Concrete anti-tank pillbox type 28 facing E. Entrance and embrasure blocked. Part of the defences for Lodge Hill ammunition depot.In pasture N of Lodge Hill Ammunition Depot. (1)

TQ 7668 7428. The anti tank gun emplacement or pillbox described in authority 1 has been mapped from aerial photographs, and its position identified more precisely, as part of the English Heritage: Hoo Peninsula Landscape Project. The rectangular gun emplacement, which faces east, is located to the north of Lodge Hill Royal Naval Armaments Depot (Monument 1077634). It formed part of the defences of 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. An identical anti tank pillbox, facing west, is located 107 metres to the west (Monument 1426099). (2-3)

The pillbox is located on agricultural land to the north of the Lodge Hill Deopt, and can be seen as a surviving structure on aerial photographs taken in June 2011. (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 RAF/82/732 0099 23-FEB-1953
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 26973_004 01-JUN-2011
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0011942
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Kent)
External Cross Reference Number : KE15180: TQ 77 SE 108
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 77 SE 123
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1426099
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1426123
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1542665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546125
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1546575
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