TQ8450 : Kingswood Village Sign

taken 9 years ago, near to Kingswood, Kent, Great Britain

Kingswood Village Sign
Kingswood Village Sign
On green of Village Hall / Church. On Gravelly Bottom Road. It shows a crown, as Edward I's Queen Eleanor of Castile became owner of Leeds Castle during the 13th Century. It was commissioned by Parish Council, and made by the Coxheath based craftsman Bernard Hill. He has made many Kent village signs.
Kent Village Signs
King George VI recommended that the old custom of identifying villages with carved or painted name signs could be revived. In 1920, Biddenden had won a Daily Mail competition for a sign featuring the two Biddenden Maids.
More villages followed, especially in 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. More signs have been put up due to the Millennium. This has meant half of the county villages are identified.]
See also LinkExternal link , an article on Kent Village Signs
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
Category
Village sign   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 840 506 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.5052N 0:38.0924E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 840 506
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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