TQ5261 : War Memorial, Shoreham

taken 7 years ago, near to Shoreham, Kent, Great Britain

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War Memorial, Shoreham
War Memorial, Shoreham
The war memorial on the bank of the River Darent, in the village of Shoreham in Kent.
River Darent
The Darent or Darenth rises in the Greensand Hills south of Westerham and flows 21 miles north to meet the Thames near Dartford (Crayford Ness). For more information on the river see LinkExternal link or LinkExternal link
Shoreham :: TQ5161
Shoreham is a small village on the River Darent, dating back to Saxon times. Its name means foot of steep slope. The village has four public houses.
Website: LinkExternal link
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Kent  Shoreham 
River (from Tags)
Darent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5205 6165 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.0171N 0:10.8748E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5204 6164
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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