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TP9920 - Bethersden Air Beacon
 
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Grid reference :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
OSGB36 Station :
PP/INT4
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP9920
County :
Kent
Nearest town :
ASHFORD KENT

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bethersden Air BeaconPP/INT40593124.56140583.790.0001BEACON01/06/193801Dest 07/53

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There are 4 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 17144th with 135 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.00/10 (from 4 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Oct 2012
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 11th Feb 2018

Of the 4 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

Location
By peregrinus
1940
©JFER
1990
©JFER
Used to here somewhere
By Griefmiester

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 11th Feb 2018  11:04  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Pasture, hole in ground at expected location. Destr 07/53 so maybe unrelated - but noting JFER's excellent log maybe this is one of the four leg positions

Location hole in ground at expected location


Destroyed 5th Mar 2017  10:43  by Ant1974

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 30th Oct 2016  00:00  by JFER

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Dest 07/53 (OS). Now open ground, but there are feint cropmarks in GE imagry of 2003 which look like footmarks of the base of the structure, which was built in 1934, centered on 51.131960 N, 0.758845 E (WGS84). (http://www.mycetes.co.uk/a/page16.html & http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/notams_1921-39_1945-49.pdf).

1940 Bethersden Air Beacon in aerial photo of 1940 (Google Earth).©JFER
1990 Footings visible as crop marks in 1990. Area subsequently used as excavated material dump during improvement of nearby pond, so no longer visible. (Image from Google Earth.)©JFER


Destroyed 11th Oct 2012  16:17  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Location was just off Pluckley Road - next to footpath - certainly nothing here now not even any remains as far as I could see - Destroyed - updated 14th October Google Earth 2003 shows what appears to be the marks where the feet of the tower would of been - see http://www.mycetes.co.uk/a/page16.html for more info about Air Beacons.

Used to here somewhere



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