TR1332 : Western End of Hythe Ranges

taken 11 years ago, near to West Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

Western End of Hythe Ranges
Western End of Hythe Ranges
Cameras to the edge of the path monitor the corner of the site, to ensure no visitors enter the beach during firing times. Dymchurch Redoubt to rear.
Hythe Ranges

An area of flat low lying land adjoining the foreshore. The Hythe Ranges has been used for live firing for nearly 200 years, and is one of the oldest ranges in the country. The area is steeped in military history where, there are three Martello Towers (N 14, 15 & 19) and the Dymchurch Redoubt along the seafront, built in the early 1800s to resist potential invasion by Napoleon. There were five further Martellos (16, 17, 18, 20 & 21) which have been demolished or lost to sea. They were also used as lookouts during World War II.

Hythe Ranges are used for live firing with a Danger Area extending out to sea. Red flags are flown during live firing periods, when access is prohibited along the foreshore by the public. Access is available along the foreshore during periods of non-firing.

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Dymchurch Redoubt :: TR1232

There were two redoubts constructed on the south coast at Dymchurch and Eastbourne. They acted as supply depots for the 74 neighbouring Martello Towers. They were originally described as 'eleven-gun towers'.

Dymchurch Redoubt was built between 1806-1809. During the Second World War additional fortifications were add, with bunkers, pillboxes and gun platforms added to the top.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 July, 2010
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Beach   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 130 321 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.9722N 1:2.2800E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 130 323
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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