Lenham Cross

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The Lenham Cross

Lenham Cross is a figure carved as a war memorial into the chalk hillside of a ridge of the North Downs to the north of the village of Lenham in Kent, to the south-east of Maidstone.

The North Downs Way and the Pilgrims' Way share a path which runs along the slope by the memorial.

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.[1]

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.

Outside links


  1. National Heritage List 1438738: The Lenham Cross

Hill figures

Battle of Britain MemorialCerne Abbas GiantFirle CornFolkestone White HorseLenham CrossLong Man of WilmingtonMormond Hill Horse & StagOsmington White HorseRed Horse of TysoeWhipsnade White LionWhiteleaf CrossWye CrownUffington White Horse