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Yantlett Creek Coastguard Station is shown housed in an unnamed boat on the Ordnance Survey 1st and 2nd edition maps (c.1858-1898). Concrete blocks and modern planks representing a building beside an old enclosure were identified during an assessment of the north Kent coast by Wessex Archaeology in 2005. Thought to be the remains of the Coastguard station.
|Grid Reference:||TQ 85552 78227|
|Parish:||ALLHALLOWS, MEDWAY, KENT|
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Yanlett Creek Coastguard Station, shown as being housed in an unnamed boat on the 1st ed OS 6 inch (1). There are concrete blocks and modern plank remains of a building visible beside what is recorded as an old enclosure; these may be the remains of the Coastguard station. Also remains of an old tarmacadam road and a concrete gate post. (2) Also marked on the OS 2nd edition map (3).
This feature is recorded in the English Heritage Historic Area Assessment for Allhallows Parish. The report states: "The remoteness of Avery and its proximity to the Thames and the Yantlet Creek provided ideal conditions for smuggling. This led to the establishment of a coastguard station here presumably occupying a moored hulk on the riverside. This was swept away in 1897 and the station was reestablished in Avery, presumably in the building now known as Coastguard Cottage to the north of Avery House, which also housed a port signal station." (4)
<1> Ordnance Survey, 1858-73, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897 (Map). SWX11831.
<2> Wessex Archaeology, 2005, North Kent Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey: Phase ll: Field Assessment Year Two Report (Unpublished document). SWX12323.
<3> KCC, 2007-9, EKPO/HERO pers comm (Miscellaneous Material). SKE13005.
<4> historic england, 2014, Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Allhallows Parish. Research Report 11-2014 (Bibliographic reference). SKE31596.
Sources and further reading
|<1>||Map: Ordnance Survey. 1858-73. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897. 1:2500. |
|<2>||Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2005. North Kent Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey: Phase ll: Field Assessment Year Two Report. |
|<3>||Miscellaneous Material: KCC. 2007-9. EKPO/HERO pers comm. |
|<4>||Bibliographic reference: historic england. 2014. Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Allhallows Parish. Research Report 11-2014. |