SU1914 : Heathland west of Ashley Cross, New Forest

taken 13 years ago, near to Godshill, Hampshire, Great Britain

Heathland west of Ashley Cross, New Forest
Heathland west of Ashley Cross, New Forest
This pond is found on Hampton Ridge, just west of the area called Ashley Cross. Beyond the pond is an artificial mound, which seems to be labelled as a tumulus on the OS map, but is in fact a relic from World War II. It is a replica of the concrete U-boat pens at Brest, used as bombing practice to test the effectiveness of the bombs on such a structure. Only a few bits of concrete are visible sticking out of the mound when you get up close - it was buried when the range was closed because that was the easiest way of "disposing" of such a sturdy structure. The pond in the foreground is most likely a bomb crater - there are many in this area.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 September, 2005
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Heathland > Heathland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 199 140 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.5069N 1:43.0942W
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