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Monument details

HER Number:TR 15 SE 294
Type of record:Building
Name:Second World War Civil Defence Warden’s Post at Hillside, Laundry Lane, Bridge

Summary

From midf December 1941, there was a civil-defence warden's post at 'Hillside' on Laundry Lane.


Grid Reference:TR 1810 5470
Map Sheet:TR15SE
Parish:BRIDGE, CANTERBURY, KENT

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In mid October 1941 the ‘Old Boys’ Club at the rear of the Red Lion Inn’was found unsuitable for use as a civil-defence warden’s post. The wardens were offered the use of a room in Mrs Chapman’s House in Laundry Lane. This was a building known as ‘Hillside’ and was occupied from 17 December 1941. Neither Laundry Lane nor Hillside can be easily traced today. (The grid reference is based on the assumption that Laundry Lane has now been renamed Conyngham Lane, extending up the hillside, with ‘Laundry Cottage’ at its northern end. (The ‘laundry’ in question seems to have belonged to Bifrons Park, Patrixbourne.))
Owner : Unknown
Publicly accessible : Unknown
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Condition : unknown
Date of visit :


Bridge Blean Rural District Council, 01/01/39, Bridge Blean Rural District Council War Administration Minute Books (Unpublished document). SKE15280.


Bridge Blean Rural District Council, 01/01/39, Bridge Blean Rural District Council War Administration Minute Books (Unpublished document). Ske15280.

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---Unpublished document: Bridge Blean Rural District Council. 01/01/39. Bridge Blean Rural District Council War Administration Minute Books.
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