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Author Topic: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.  (Read 15081 times)

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Offline BenG

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Re: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 22:17:06 »
I would have thought so too and if it were an entrance to something I would have thought that info would have already come to light.

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Re: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 21:51:56 »
I think if it was an entrance to something it would have had a counterweight barrier hinged at one end, so that it could simply be raised and lowered, rather than a barrier that had to be lifted into place. And I'd expect a few anti-tank pimples or buoys in the vicinity. But A/T buoys, being reasonably portable, have managed to move around quite a bit over the last 65 years or so: see my post http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7865.0

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Re: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 21:49:44 »
Just read a bit and it says it was part of one of General Sir Edmund Ironside "stop lines"?
Maybe there was more water in the area then or could it have been mined?
There's a lot of defended houses/buildings in the area.
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Re: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 21:36:02 »
Nice find :)
It doesn't seem to be listed on DoB data base?

Was it part of a "stop line" or RAF Dunkirk defences I wonder?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 21:20:41 »
Yep! Definitely looks like a classic WW2 road block, BenG. Nice find!  :)

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Possible Road / Track Block, Church Wood, Blean.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 18:50:39 »
I saw this a few weeks ago while walking the dog.
It is along New Road in Church Wood / Blean Wood from the car park in Rough Common, Canterbury.

It looks far too big to be just a farm / woodland gate etc.
Two concrete blocks that were made with wooden shuttering are either side of the track one with a channel in the top and the other just a slot so either a wooden or metal bar was slid across.

Not seen it on the DOB database and haven't come across it elsewhere so not sure really.






 

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