TQ7668 : Field of Fire, Wood Street

taken 10 years ago, near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Field of Fire, Wood Street
Field of Fire, Wood Street
This military ditch is between the TQ7668 : Royal School of Military Engineering (Chatham) (on the left) and TQ7668 : Royal Engineers Museum.

In 1758, the Chatham Lines of Defence were built. Over a mile long, they stretched across the neck of the dockyard peninsula, from Chatham Reach, south of the dockyard, across to Gillingham Reach on the opposite side towards Fort Amhurst.

Some parts of the ditch are accessible. See TQ7769 : Field of Fire Ditch, Lower Lines (2).

It is hoped one day most of the ditch will be accessible!

Great Lines Heritage Park, Chatham

The Great Lines is over 70 hectares of open space at the heart of Medway. Between Gillingham and Chatham.
The huge expanse of the Great Lines was in its own right a layer of defence to protect Chatham Dockyard from attack.
At its centre is the Chatham Naval War Memorial.
See LinkExternal link for more details.

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Date Taken
Friday, 4 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7647 6891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.5072N 0:32.1028E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7647 6890
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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