SJ9917 : Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp '1 Lines' - Probable Drying Room

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

Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp '1 Lines' - Probable Drying Room
Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp '1 Lines' - Probable Drying Room
Each battalion of around 1000 men would have a drying room 60'x 20'split into three rooms with a pair of stoves in each room. The hut base has a solid concrete slab now covered by a thin layer of vegetation. Very little remains of '1 Lines' due to a century of forestry operations.
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
Saturday, 25 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0855N 2:0.1041W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 171
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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