SZ3783 : The Thimble, Hanover Point

taken 10 years ago, near to Brook, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

The Thimble, Hanover Point
The Thimble, Hanover Point
The stone marker at Hanover point was built to ensure that shells fell into the sea when practice firing from Freshwater battery. Prior to it being built, in poor visibility, some shells were landing on the land across the bay. Provided that the guns were aimed to the south of the marker, shells would always fall into the sea. [Credit: information from Mark Pilbeam's entry in the grid square discussion for SZ3783]
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SZ3783, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 August, 2007
Category
Marker   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 3795 8365 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.0781N 1:27.8734W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 3795 8369
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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