TQ5742 : War Memorial, Southborough Common

taken 8 years ago, near to Southborough, Kent, Great Britain

War Memorial, Southborough Common
War Memorial, Southborough Common
A Grade II listed structure. LinkExternal link
For more information on this memorial see LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
Southborough Common
A 71 acre common mainly comprising mixed woodland. The common is a registered common with commoners rights. Both The Wealdway and Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk (TWCW) cross the common. The underlying rock is Tunbridge Wells sandstone. Cricket is played on the common.
Southborough War Memorial
The memorial was constructed by Albert Burslem & Sons, (R.H. Burslem)and was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 13 February 1921. The memorial commemorates 207 Great War casualties, and 44 from the Second World War. The memorial is a Cross of Sacrifice about 15 feet in height on an octagonal moulded shaft and large octagonal plinth.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
More information from LinkExternal link
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TQ5742, 538 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 January, 2010
Category
War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 429 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.8184N 0:15.1647E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 429
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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