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Kent Historic Defences

Kent Historic Defences

The role of the Kent Historic Defences Special Interest Group is to contribute to continuing research of the known defences and to make new discoveries, by the study of records, maps and aerial photographs, ground investigation or other.

Members of the committee undertake field recording of sites, identify sites meriting protection, suggest sites for public access where this seems beneficial and carry out archaeological examination in appropriate cases.

The committee will provide contacts and opportunities for participation in the restoration of defensive sites, mainly ones being worked on by other organisations and to give historical insights and advice to the latter, if requested.

We aim to share the results of research and discovery, reaching out to the wider community by publication, use of websites, a variety of media, exhibitions and conferences as well as by organising tours.