Church Micro 3122... Dartford-Watling St Chapel
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The above coordinates are for a large sign at the Watling Street Cemetery. You will need to take note of the ENQUIRES telephone number:
A portion of land in Watling Street was originally acquired in 1900 by the Dartford Urban District Council for the purposes of a burial ground for its local residents.
Three and a half acres of the ten acre site were consecrated by the Bishop of Rochester in 1909, and the traditional Victorian Chapel was erected in 1913. The Chapel is listed
Grade: II Date Listed: 25 September 1975 English Heritage Building ID: 172146
The cemetery was officially opened in 1914; the first burial being James Duggan on Tuesday 7 April that year.
Watling Street Cemetery is typical of many early 20th Century cemeteries and features a variety of mature trees and shrubs in a formal setting.
Within its grounds is a World War II Civilian War Grave memorial erected in May 1949 remembering the many civilian citizens who died during the war and laid to rest on the site from 1940 onwards.
James Smith VC is buried in Watling Street Cemetery. He was awarded the Victoria Cross whilst serving with the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) during the Mohmand campaign in India September 1897.
The Cemetery is maintained to a high standard with a regular mowing regime, newly planted ornamental rose beds and colourful bedding schemes.
To date there are approximately 11,000 graves in the Cemetery however the Cemetery capacity has been extended by the provision of The Garden of Remembrance which will accommodate the interment of an additional 300 Cremated Remains.
Cache can be found at:
North KB D (D+E+F). C F B
East AHJ (C-D) (L-K). (G-D-E) (G-K) L
Cache is a black magnetic pot smaller than a 35mm pot.
GPS reading was awful when the cache was placed.
If any body would like to add to this series, please do, but could you please let sadexploration know first, so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum