TQ7451 : Coxheath Village Sign

near to Coxheath, Kent, Great Britain

Coxheath Village Sign
Coxheath Village Sign
This shield hangs off a millennium beacon on the B2163 Heath Road.
As seen in TQ7451 : Junction of Westerhill Road with Heath Road, Coxheath.
The sign shows two shields. The left shield bears three tents above crossed guns. This is in reference to the fact that Coxheath was a military camp during the Seven Year War (see LinkExternal link for more details). Behind these military referenced shields is an apple tree (representing the fruit growing in the surrounding countryside). Linking the two shields is the badge of Invictia (the white horse of Kent). The Latin motto at the top of the sign reads 'Pagus Noster, Domus Nostra', this translates as 'Our Village, Our Home'.
The sign was designed by Bernard Hill, after a competition in 1971.
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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Friday, 8 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 October, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 742 510 [100m precision]
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