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A 12m long former communication tunnel under London Road, Dartford, between chalk quarries north and south of London Road. This was used an air raid shelter by workers at the Swanscombe Cement Works during the Second World War. Extant but entrances but the tunnel is blocked. (location accurate to the nearest 1m based on available information)
|Grid Reference:||TQ 6010 7496|
|Parish:||SWANSCOMBE AND GREENHITHE, DARTFORD, KENT|
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12 m long former communication tunnel (west) between chalk quarries on the north and south sides of London Road, Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent used as an air raid shelter by workers at the Swanscombe Cement Works during the Second World War. Its entrances have been blocked in later orange brickwork. The northern entrance presents as protected by a still-extant concrete blast wall. (1)
The tunnels is visible on the 1st and 2nd Ed OS maps of the area. (2-3)
<1> VTC Smith, 27/08/2008, Results of field survey supported by local knowledge (Verbal communication). SKE24206.
<2> Ordnance Survey, 1858-73, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897 (Map). SWX11831.
<3> Ordnance Survey, 1893-7, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 2nd edition : 1893-1898 (Map). SWX11832.
Sources and further reading
|<1>XY||Verbal communication: VTC Smith. 27/08/2008. Results of field survey supported by local knowledge. [Mapped feature: #76357 tunnel, ]|
|<2>||Map: Ordnance Survey. 1858-73. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897. 1:2500. |
|<3>||Map: Ordnance Survey. 1893-7. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 2nd edition : 1893-1898. 1:2500. |
|TQ 67 SW 235||Part of: Craylands Lane Pit, Swanscombe (Monument)|
|TQ 67 NW 98||Part of: J. B. White Portland Cement Works, Swanscombe (Monument)|