SJ9917 : Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp - '1 Lines' - Bath House (looking N)

taken 11 months ago, 3 km from Etchinghill, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp - '1 Lines' - Bath House (looking N)
Rugeley (Penkridge Bank) Camp - '1 Lines' - Bath House (looking N)
The Bath House (Shower Block) in '1 Lines' is a remnant from the Great War Training Camp. The solid concrete base prevented post-war planting by the Forestry Commission leaving an almost complete foundation. Each of the twenty 'Lines' for a battalion of 1000 men has a single Bath House with forty showers. At this end there is a 250mm step and at the far end it is nearer to 1000mm. This area of woodland is due for total felling and re-planting in the next few years.
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
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0478N 2:0.1041W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 170
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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