SJ9718 : Brocton Camp (I-Lines) Ablution WCs and Urinals (looking NE)

taken 2 years ago, near to Brocton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Brocton Camp (I-Lines) Ablution WCs and Urinals (looking NE)
Brocton Camp (I-Lines) Ablution WCs and Urinals (looking NE)
WW1 Ablution Hut foundations. Ablution huts 12'(3.4m) wide are provided between the rows of huts serving 8-10 barrack huts with a Bath House provided for 16-20 barrack huts. The NE end has WC drainage with vitrified clay drainage extant. The exposed debris at this end may be part of the urinal.

Each 'Line' was designed to house a complete battalion of 1000 men. From 1917 to 1919 the H and I Lines were occupied by the Reserve Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade.

For Site Recording Form and additional photographs see LinkExternal link .

The picture was taken as part of a trial of recording features identified by Lidar for the Chase Through Time Project.
The Chase Through Time :: SK0016
The Chase Through Time is a Heritage Lottery funded project with Staffordshire Council, Historic England and local volunteers to unravel over 2000 years of manís activity across Cannock Chase.

Cannock Chase has a rich history with its Iron Age Camp at Castle Ring, Medieval Hunting Forest, Deer Park and grazed heathland, two Great War Training Camps and post war forestry. Hidden beneath the trees and scrub there is a lot to be found.

As part of the project a LIDAR survey was undertaken of the twenty eight square mile area. Some features have been verified on the ground by the volunteers assisting the Historic England researchers. However, with such a large area only some areas have been visited.

Using the images submitted on Geograph in conjunction with the LIDAR and Historic England mapping on Arcgis should allow a photographic record of the features to be developed by the volunteers.

The combined LIDAR map can be found at LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 979 188 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0076N 2:1.9538W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 979 187
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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