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Magazine Stores, RSPB Rainham, Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex & Purfleet Shooting Range

Phimester, Jane Magazine Stores, RSPB Rainham, Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex & Purfleet Shooting Range. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology (OA) has carried out an archaeological and historical analysis of eight magazine stores in Purfleet, Essex. This was undertaken as an archaeological condition of planning approval granted to the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for the demolition of all eight structures. These form a 20th century component of the military landscape of Aveley Marshes, which dates back to the 18th century. The magazines are independent detached structures, constructed from reinforced concrete, used to store anti-aircraft ammunition during the Second World War. They are typical structures of this period, reflecting an economy of design and use of materials. While the magazines are neither listed nor scheduled they are of importance in understanding the local military landscape and the wider field of twentieth century military archaeology An archaeological building survey report on 20th century structures located to rear of stop butts.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2661
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 10:38
Last Modified:18 Sep 2019 09:13

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