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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2761 / 51°16'33"N

Longitude: 0.1928 / 0°11'34"E

OS Eastings: 553045

OS Northings: 155277

OS Grid: TQ530552

Mapcode National: GBR MMY.TVP

Mapcode Global: VHHPS.9692

Plus Code: 9F3275GV+C4

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 3 August 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493577

Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Sevenoaks

Built-Up Area: Sevenoaks

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Sevenoaks St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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661/0/10033 THE VINE
03-AUG-05 War Memorial

First World War memorial. Unveiled on 29 October 1920, designed by Mr Walker of Chelsea. The memorial comprises a bronze full-height statue of a soldier in khaki resting his hands on an upturned rifle with a bronze base. This stands on a splayed rectangular pedestal. The names of the fallen appear on the four sides of the pedestal and on the north and south sides there are bronze reliefs of wartime scenes in the life of the Navy and Air Force. The inscription on the memorial reads: "To keep in mind those from this place who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918." A further splayed extension to the pedestal records the names of those who fell in the Second World War.
HISTORY: This War Memorial was commissioned following a house to house collection which raised over £5,000. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Lord Sackville, Lt Col J D Laurie and the Bishop of Rochester, amongst others.

A war memorial with good quality figurative bronze statue and two small bronze reliefs.

[Article in Sevenoaks "Chronicle and Courier" October 29 1920.]

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 November 2016.

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