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Monument details

HER Number:MWX44079
Type of record:Monument
Name:Splinter proof feature, around Holmstone and South Brooks


Splinter proof shelter near South Brooks.

Grid Reference:TR 02684 17976
Map Sheet:TR01NW

Monument Types

Full description

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A feature visible only on the Epoch 3 (1909) edition of historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping [1], labelled as ‘Splinter Proof’, has been given a monument polygon during historic mapping enhancement as part of Phase 1 of the South East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey. Epoch 4 (1938) mapping is not available for this area [2], and no such feature is visible on MasterMap (2009) [3].
The feature is a square mound of gravel/shingle(?) with a flat platform on top, and has a maximum dimension of 12.5m by 13.6m.
This feature is part of a much wider area of similar features around Holmstone and South Brooks that indicate an early military site used for artillery practices.

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1905-10, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912, 1909/1:2500 (Map). SWX11833.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 2009, OS MasterMap, 2009/MasterMap (Cartographic materials). SWX15710.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905-10. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912. 1:2500. 1909/1:2500.
<2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<3>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. 2009/MasterMap.

Related records

MWX172Part of: Military practice firing range, around Holmstone and South Brooks (Monument)