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Lenham Cross

WM reference
16335
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : September 1922
Current location

CROSS IS ON THE PILGRIM'S WAY ABOVE LENHAM AND THE STONE IS OUTSIDE THE CHURCH
Lenham
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 2HA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 90582 52774
Denomination: Undefined

Description

CHALK CROSS CUT INTO THE HILLSIDE WITH ROUGH HEWN DEDICATORY STONE PLACED OUTSIDE THE CHURCH DEDICATION AND NAMES ARE IN BLACK LETTERING ON SMOOTHED PART OF THE STONE

Inscription

SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES) / ALSO OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE / WAR OF 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 42
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 42
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 14
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 14
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Cross
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: height 188ft, width 60ft
Materials: Chalk
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: September 1922
Attended by: MAG GEN SIR A LYNDEN BELL KCB

History

C 1977: THE DEDICATORY STONE WHICH WAS AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS WAS MOVED TO THE NORTH ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH. THIS WAS TO ENABLE SURVIVING RELATIVES OF THE MEN ON THE STONE TO CONTINUE TO VISIT IT AS THEY WERE GETTING TOO OLD TO CLIMB UP THE HILL. 1983: cross renovated with 40 tons of chalk.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Kent Messenger 8 Aug. 2008 '25 years ago'

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