EAW030550 ENGLAND (1950). Purfleet Camp, Beacon Hill and environs, Beacon Hill, from the south-east, 1950

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Title [EAW030550] Purfleet Camp, Beacon Hill and environs, Beacon Hill, from the south-east, 1950
Reference EAW030550
Date 28-June-1950
Link
Place name BEACON HILL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 555510, 178483
Longitude / Latitude 0.23989613276622, 51.483405075799
National Grid Reference TQ555785

Pins

Purfleet Camp, yet a further 40 huts and support buildings were in this rectangle of land in 1915.

Kentishman
Monday 3rd of October 2016 06:42:37 PM
Number 7 magazine, built 1910 for the storage of Cordite. See: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/essex/vol8/pp57-74

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:49:45 PM
Beacon Hill. Trinity House built a lighthouse here in 1828 to test new types of lamps and reflectors and the lighting values of different types of oil. It was taken out of use in the 1870s. See http://edithsstreets.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/riverside-north-of-thames-and-east-of.html This was also said to be the site of a World War 1 anti-aircraft battery which claimed to have been the first to shoot down a Zeppelin (L15), although this was also claimed by the crew of an anti-aircraft gun at the Brent in Dartford.

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:20:20 PM
Purfleet Camp, per the OS map revised 1915, pub 1921, there were another 40 huts plus support buildings on this side of the railway.

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:58:22 PM
Per the OS map revised 1915, pub 1921, there were a further 3 rows of huts going east as far as the railway.

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:54:35 PM
'Military Hospital' as shown on 6 inch to the mile OS map revised 1915, published 1921.

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:51:01 PM
Purfleet rifle range

Kentishman
Sunday 4th of September 2016 05:01:32 PM
Purfleet Station

Kentishman
Sunday 4th of September 2016 04:59:39 PM
Purfleet Rifle Range Station

Kentishman
Sunday 4th of September 2016 04:56:01 PM

User Comment Contributions

This image shows the remains of an extensive WW1 army training camp, a military hospital and the site of and anti-aircraft gun whose crew claimed to have shot down Zeppelin L15, the first to be destroyed over Britain.

Kentishman
Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:23:50 PM