TQ4470 : Chislehurst village sign

taken 8 years ago, near to Chislehurst, Bromley, Great Britain

Chislehurst village sign
Chislehurst village sign
The sign depicts Queen Elizabeth I knighting Thomas Walsingham IV in 1597. The Walsinghams had owned the nearby manor of Scadbury from 1424, and Sir Thomas had earned his knighthood for raising and funding Kentish troops against an anticipated Spanish invasion. Their Manor House, built in the 15th century, was demolished around 1738. See TQ4570 : Scadbury Park, Sidcup, Kent for the site (although much of the brickwork visible there dates from the 1930s, marking out the original building).

Although the plaque at the foot suggests that the sign dates from 1953, in commemoration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the current sign in fact is a 1981 replica, restored in 2003. The bricks in the base come from the manor at Scadbury.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 February, 2010
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Village sign   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 444 701 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7174N 0:4.5176E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 444 701
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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