SU1813 : Disused rifle range butts on the northern side of Hampton Ridge, New Forest

taken 11 years ago, near to Blissford, Hampshire, Great Britain

Disused rifle range butts on the northern side of Hampton Ridge, New Forest
Disused rifle range butts on the northern side of Hampton Ridge, New Forest
The structure has a concrete wall and a metal sheeting roof, the remains of a Volunteer rifle range established in 1894. There are various iron objects lying around nearby, including a partially buried toothed wheel - this was part of the machinery for operating the targets. In the distance is Godshill. It is briefly described in the booklet "Ashley Walk: its bombing range, landscape and history" by Anthony Pasmore and Norman Parker. The side of Hampton Ridge would have absorbed any stray bullets. A brick-built observers hut faces this butt, see SU1813 : Range observer's hut on the northern side of Hampton Ridge, New Forest.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 March, 2007
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Buildings > Building (derelict)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1851 1377 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.3856N 1:44.2815W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1851 1377
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