4. Kent Village Signs G-I

Kent Village Signs

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Creative Commons License Text by David Anstiss, September 2010 ; This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.
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The Village Signs G-I

Golden Green TQ636482
TQ6348 : Golden Green Village Sign by David Anstiss
On triangular green, where Hartlake Road (on left) meets Three Elm Road (on the right).
by David Anstiss
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Goudhurst TQ721376
TQ7237 : Goudhurst Village Sign by David Anstiss
On a green on West Road, beside the village pond.
by David Anstiss
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Grafty Green TQ872489
TQ8748 : Village Sign, Grafty Green & Boughton Malherbe by Dave Skinner
Lovely sign on the village green, opposite the post office and shop. This sign was erected to mark the Millennium in 2000.


See also TQ9741 : Great Chart Village Sign

Great Chart TQ978418
TQ9741 : Great Chart Village Sign by Dave Skinner
This sign was made for the 2000 Millennium Celebrations. It is on the outskirts of the village. More information about the sign can be found at LinkExternal link (Great Chart)


See also TQ8748 : Boughton Malherbe & Grafty Green Village Sign
Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Greatstone and Lydd TR081229
TR0822 : Greatstone and Lydd-on-Sea Village Signs by David Anstiss
Village sign beside The Parade leading through Greatstone-on-Sea.
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Groombridge TQ530374
TQ5337 : Groombridge Village Sign by David Anstiss
On the B2110 Withyham Road as in enters the village. Has a plaque on the post which reads 'Presented by the History Group to celebrate the Millennium. This sign depicts:- The Saxon noble Gromen who gave his name to the village. The shields of Kent and Sussex, with the hops and vines of both counties. The Gromen men joining hands over the River Grom uniting the old settlement in Kent with the new one in Sussex. The anvil representing the iron works of the area. The word Groombridge forming a bridge over the Grom and a steam training portraying the growth of the railway and the new village.'


Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Grove Green TQ78075642
TQ7856 : Close-up of Grove Green Village Sign  by David Anstiss
As seen in TQ7856 : Grove Green Village Sign.

Has a small metal plaque on the post which reads "Boxley Parish Council 2000. Artwork by Graham Webb".
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hadlow (not shown)


Halling TQ705640
TQ7064 : Close-up of Halling Village Sign by David Anstiss
A close-up photo of TQ7064 : Halling Village Sign near Halling Community Centre.
It shows a small boat in the nearby River Medway (note; a ferry service used to lead from Halling across to Wouldham).
Also it shows a piece of the Bishop of Rochester's Palace (now in ruins).
See LinkExternal link for a photo and more details.
by David Anstiss
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Hamstreet TR002332
TR0033 : The Village of Hamstreet Sign by David Anstiss
The Village of Hamstreet is in the Parish of Orlestone, in the District of Ashford, in the County of Kent. On the Street, the main road through Hamstreet.


Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Harbledown TR129582
See also TR1258 : Harbledown village sign
Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Harrietsham TQ867526
TQ8652 : Harrietsham Village Sign by Oast House Archive
On small green at junction of West Street and A20 Ashford Road (seen on right). Shows Pilgrims on route to Canterbury



Hartlip TQ839642
TQ8364 : Hartlip village sign by Penny Mayes
Erected as part of the millennium celebrations and showing that the village is recorded as Heordlyp (Hart Leap) in the Domesday Book.
by Penny Mayes

Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

HarvelTQ652631
TQ6563 : Harvel Village Sign by David Anstiss
On White Horse Lane towards village. Road in background turning right is Dean Lane leading to Priestwood Green.
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hawkhurst TQ748306
See also TQ7430 : Hawkhurst village sign
See also TQ7529 : Hawkhurst Village sign on the village Green and TQ7529 : Hawkhurst sign for a different Hawkhurst Village Sign.

Hawkinge TR217398
TR2139 : Hawkinge Village Sign (close-up) by David Anstiss
Close-up of TR2139 : Hawkinge Village Sign.

Has an airforce symbol due to Battle of Britain Museum being in the village.
Shows the waves and the North Downs.
by David Anstiss
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See also TR2139 : Hawkinge Village Sign
Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Headcorn TQ832443
TQ8344 : Headcorn Village Sign by David Anstiss
On small green at junction of Kings Road and A274 High Street (on right). Has metal plate on post, which reads 'This sign was erected by the parishioners of Headcorn. Was unveiled by the Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis KBE MC Lord Lieutenant of Kent in the Festival of Britain Year 1951 and commemorates the gift of 'days green' to the parish by Alfred Day Esquire OBE JP.'



Hersden TR199617
TR1961 : Hersden Village Sign by David Anstiss
On the A28 Island Road, close to the roundabout with Blackthorn Road. The sign was erected by Sturry Parish Council in partnership with Kent County Council.


Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hextable TQ51867031
TQ5170 : Hextable Village Sign (close-up) by David Anstiss
Shows the Coat of Arms for the village.
Also shows 'Invicta' the prancing horse symbol of Kent.

See TQ5170 : Hextable Village Sign for positioning.
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

High HaldenTQ900373
TQ9037 : High Halden Village Sign by Oast House Archive
Listed in the Domesday book of 1086.
by Oast House Archive
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See also TQ9037 : High Halden village sign.
Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

High Halstow TQ779752
TQ7775 : High Halstow  Sign on Green by David Anstiss
On small triangular Green made of junction of two roads, Dux Court Road and Cooling Road. The heron refers to a colony of nesting herons in Northward Hill RSPB Nature reserve in the north of the village.
by David Anstiss
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See also TQ7875 : Welcome to High Halstow, coming into the village.

Higham TQ708729
TQ7072 : Higham Village Sign by David Anstiss
On Lower Road into Upper Higham. Bill Sykes is a character in 'Oliver Twist' Novel by Charles Dickens, who had lived in the area. From 1856, he lived in Higham, just 3 miles from Rochester in a Georgian Home, Gad's Hill Place until he died in 1870.
See LinkExternal link for more details about Charles Dickens in Kent.


See also TQ7371 : One of the new Higham village signs with Sam Weller.
And TQ7071 : One of the new Higham village signs with Ebenezer Scrooge.

Hildenborough TQ562489
Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hollingbourne TQ832546

Horsmonden TQ699405
TQ6940 : Horsmonden Village Sign by Oast House Archive
The sign is divided into four quarters. The Cannon represents the great iron foundry, which once supplied guns here for the English and Dutch navies and for King Charles Iís army and later, during the English civil war, for Parliament. The Tree represents Horsmondens great oaks and other local woods used for building, for gun carriages and for fuelling John Browneís great blast furnace.
The Oasthouse (possibly LinkExternal link of course represents agriculture and the thriving hop industry. The Church is presumably the 14th century parish church of St Margaret which, surprisingly, lies some two miles away from the present Horsmonden village. This is explained at (LinkExternal link St Margaretís church, parish of Horsmonden, and its history.


See also TQ6940 : The quarters of Horsmondenís village sign.Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Horton Kirby TQ560684
TQ5668 : Horton Kirby Village Sign by David Anstiss
On an access road to Millen Court on the River Darent. Close to The Street. It shows St. Mary's Church, the Railway Viaduct and the River Darnet.


Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hothfield TQ970449
TQ9744 : Hothfield Village Sign by David Anstiss
At the junction of The Street (on the left) and Park Drive.
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book

Hoo St. Werburgh TQ783720
TQ7872 : Hoo St. Werburgh Village Sign and Commemorative Trough by David Anstiss
On Church Street, sign erected to celebrate the centenary of Parish Council 1895-1995. There are two plaques on the trough, 1st is in commemoration of H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 1900-2002, presented by Parish Council. The 2nd is in commemoration of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee June 2002, presented by Parish Council and Medway Council.
by David Anstiss
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Hunton (not shown)


Iden Green TQ804317
TQ8031 : Iden Green village sign by Oast House Archive
A new sign after the previous one, which was only put up for the millennium, disappeared a few years ago.
by Oast House Archive



Iwade TQ900676
TQ9067 : Iwade Village Sign by David Anstiss
On green at junction of Sheppey Way and Sheerstone Road. Sheppey Way seen in background towards Village centre. On signpost is a (shiny) metal plate with engraving, which reads 'Ted Cornford donated this village sign in 2005, to the memory of his wife Jay Cornford 1924-2005'.
by David Anstiss
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Note: Not in Kent Village Signs Book
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