The cross was constructed as a permanent testament to the sacrifice of those from the parish who died during the First World War. It was designed by Mr C H Groom the headmaster of the village school and dug out by local volunteers. It was unveiled in September 1922 by Major-General Sir Arthur Lynden-Bell.
The memorial originally included an inscribed memorial stone within a separate fenced enclosure at the south end of the cross, but this has since been moved to the parish church.
- Location map: 51°14’32"N, 0°43’44"E
- Streetmap: TQ90585277
- Imperial War Museum: The Lenham Cross
- Lenham Cross: Mark Hows
- National Heritage List England no. 1438738: The Lenham Cross
Battle of Britain Memorial • Cerne Abbas Giant • Firle Corn • Folkestone White Horse • Lenham Cross • Long Man of Wilmington • Mormond Hill Horse & Stag • Osmington White Horse • Red Horse of Tysoe • Whipsnade White Lion • Whiteleaf Cross • Wye Crown • Uffington White Horse