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|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||A single gun target, around Holmstone and South Brooks|
A gun target is visible only on the Epoch 3 (1909) edition of historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping and has been given a monument polygon during historic mapping enhancement as part of Phase 1 of the South East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey.
|Grid Reference:||TR 01879 17914|
|Parish:||LYDD, SHEPWAY, KENT|
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A gun target is visible only on the Epoch 3 (1909) edition of historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping  and 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 , and no such feature is visible on MasterMap (2009) .
The feature is an H-shape in plan possibly composed of gravel/shingle; sloping masonry is also integrated into the centre of it. The maximum dimension of the feature is 29m by 26m.
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
|<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)|