TQ4755 : Brasted Village Sign

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

Brasted Village Sign
Brasted Village Sign
On the village Green at the junction of the A25 Brasted High Street (in front) and Rectory Lane (on the left). In the background is the Old Manor House.
On the post is a plaque which reads 'A mediaeval archbishop of Canterbury stands
in the "Garden" of Brasted in the attitude of blessing. Because in AD 773 the manor was given by Offa, King of Mercia to the Friary of Christchurch Canterbury under which it remained until the conquest and soon after
William I's death it passed to the Clare Family, Who held it of the Archbishop of Canterbury 'in grand sergeantry' The Connection with Canterbury still continues, because Brasted, Sundridge and Chevening are known as "the Archbishop's Garden" and their livings remain in his gift.
Brasted Church is depicted here as well as the River Darent and its bridges; the North Downs form a background with the Pilgrim's Way below them. Leading to the distant towers of Canterbury. The shield of Arms surrounded by the Ribbon
of the Garter is that of the 7th Earl Stanhope K.G. Lord of the Manor of Brasted in 1951.
This sign was designed and painted by G. Andrew McShane
and restored by Antique Restorations, Brasted 1991'
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
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 473 551 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.6085N 0:6.6699E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 473 551
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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