SK0016 : Rugeley Camp - Trench Training Model

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Etchinghill, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Rugeley Camp - Trench Training Model
Rugeley Camp - Trench Training Model
The model was constructed during the Great War as a training aid. It was discovered in the forestry and scheduled as an ancient monument. Behind a 1.5m bank are a series of one-quarter size D-shape firing trenches, support trenches, command post, kitchen and latrines based on the 1911 Manual of Field Engineering. This suggests a relatively early construction date.
The Chase Through Time
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
Tuesday, 1 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 002 168 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.9291N 1:59.8375W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 002 168
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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WW1 Rugeley Camp  WW1 

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