TQ4368 : Petts Wood: Site of former Thornet Wood anti-aircraft gun emplacements

taken 4 years ago, near to Petts Wood, Bromley, Great Britain

Petts Wood: Site of former Thornet Wood anti-aircraft gun emplacements
Petts Wood: Site of former Thornet Wood anti-aircraft gun emplacements
Today this is the Jubilee Country Park between Bickley and Petts Wood, but this part of the park, in its south-east corner, is also the site of four massive gun emplacements built to form part of the front line defence of London during the Second World War. The Ordnance Survey large scale map of 1960 shows the full extent of the emplacements and the army camp associated with them. The earthworks associated with the emplacements have long since been removed but the scars are still visible as bald patches of land on satellite imagery.

Comparing this view with TQ4368 : Path across Jubilee Country Park and TQ4368 : Path in Jubilee Country Park, both from 2011, it is evident that the nanny state police have recently been at work with the introduction of separate cycle and pedestrian routes around this short clump of trees...
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4394 6802 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.5780N 0:4.0494E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4396 6802
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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