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Online John

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Beacon Hill - Chattenden WW1 AA Battery
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:57:31 am »
One of the country's first AA batteries was built at Beacon Hill to defend the nearby RN Ordnance Depots at Lodge Hill & Chattenden

This blockhouse is the only building left. It was converted into a watch tower in WW2
"You know, if you don’t read history, you’re a bloody idiot." - James Clavell

Offline Alan1935

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Re: Beacon Hill - Chattenden WW1 AA Battery
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 08:58:15 am »
The battery is shown on Old-Maps:


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Re: Beacon Hill - Chattenden WW1 AA Battery
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 12:51:05 pm »
I'd never checked Google Earth for this site, it shows it quite well but it pays to take Google's dating with a big pinch of salt!

The first image is '1940' and the second '1960'.

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Re: Beacon Hill - Chattenden WW1 AA Battery
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2023, 20:07:45 pm »
A selection of plans.

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Re: Beacon Hill - Chattenden WW1 AA Battery
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2023, 20:08:49 pm »
And a couple of photo's.