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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR HERBERT BAKER RA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 August 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 August 1921
    Attended by: Marchioness Camden
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67720
Current location

East of the Cathedral.
Harris Memorial Garden
Canterbury Cathedral Precincts
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2EL
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15258 57875
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A square walled garden accessed by a gated arch. The commemoration tablet is on a wall outside the garden next to the entrance. A path inside the walls enclose a grassed area which is divided into four by paths to a central paved area containing the cross (WMR 16472).
Inscription
Entrance tablet:- IN MEMORY OF / GEORGE ROBERT CANNING / 4TH LORD HARRIS / HE WAS DISTINGUISHED BY HIS PUBLIC SERVICE / BEYOND THE SEAS AND IN HIS OWN COUNTRY AND COUNTY / AND HELD IN GRATEFUL MEMORY BY ALL LOVERS OF / CRICKET AND FIELD GAMES HIS NAME IS INSCRIBED / FOR REMEMBRANCE HERE ON THE WALLS OF THIS / CLOISTERED GARDEN WHICH BY HIS HELP WAS MADE / AND CONSECRATED FOR ALL TIME TO THE MEMORY OF THE / MEN AND WOMEN OF KENT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / BORN 3rd FEBRUARY 1851 DIED 24th MARCH 1932 On a stone in east wall:- FROM THE / CLOTHHALL / YPRES
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Garden
    Measurements: depth c40,000mm, width c40,000mm
    Materials: Plant Material, Paving
  • Wall
    Measurements: height c4,000mm
    Materials: Stone - Flint
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Executive Committee including 4th Lord Harris, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.

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