SK0015 : Great War Hut

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Hednesford, Staffordshire, England

Great War Hut
Great War Hut
The original WW1 barracks hut was previously used as a village hall. At the start of the Great War in 1914 two military camps were built on Cannock Chase to accommodate 40,000 soldiers. The troops were housed in wooden huts such as this. After the war they were sold off with many used as village halls and storage sheds. A number are known to survive. The 'Great War Hut' depicts life in the camp and a topographic model of the camps.
Army Camps on Cannock Chase

For more information on the First World War camps on Cannock Chase see
John M's article on Geograph Link
and on Staffordshire Past Track LinkExternal link

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright John M and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Defence, Military Former: Barracks Primary Subject: Military Relic other tags: Hut WWI Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for more Large scale mapping
Grid Square
SK0015, 64 images   (more nearby 🔍)
John M   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 21 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0042 1530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.1201N 1:59.7131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0041 1530
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
Clickable map
W Go E
Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 757 times
You are not logged in login | register