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|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||A series of gun targets, around Holmstone and South Brooks|
Five gun targets are visible only on the Epoch 3 (1909) edition of historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping and have been given monument polygons during historic mapping enhancement as part of Phase 1 of the South East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey.
|Grid Reference:||TR 02307 17654|
|Parish:||LYDD, SHEPWAY, KENT|
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Five gun targets are visible only on the Epoch 3 (1909) edition of historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping  and have been given monument polygons 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 , and no such features are visible on MasterMap (2009) .
The features are predominantly rectangular in plan with a maximum dimension of 28m by 12m. The remaining target is sub-oval in plan and measures 16m by 9m. They appear to be composed of gravel or shingle from the surrounding landscape.
These features are 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
|<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. |
|MWX172||Part of: Military practice firing range, around Holmstone and South Brooks (Monument)|