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The Portuguese Fireplace - New Forest, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 52.139 W 001° 37.445
30U E 596817 N 5636157
Quick Description: An old, unusual remnant in the middle of the New Forest National Park.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/15/2008 11:03:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM4YX5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Portuguese Fireplace is the only remains of a Portuguese hutted camp. The unit was based here during the First World War and the Portuguese aided the local labour force in producing timber. Numbers locally were very depleted and struggling until they came along.

The fireplace is the only remnant of the camp left and was part of the cookhouse. It is now a memorial to the men who lived and worked here. It has been preserved by the Portuguese government.
Type: Remnant

Fee: None

Hours:
Anytime, public land.


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