Lenham Cross © Susan Featherstone (WMR-16335)
The Lenham Cross is a grade II listed war memorial. It was initially created in 1921 by cutting into the chalk hillside as a memorial to local fallen soldiers in the first world war. It was unveiled in 1922. An extra 40 tons of chalk was added to it during renovations in 1983.
The dedicatory stone which was at the foot of the cross was moved to Lenham church in 1977 - it bears the names of the men from the parish who died in both the first and second world wars. The stone was moved there so that the surviving relatives of those named on it could still visit, since they were getting too old to climb the hill.
The cross can be found less than half a mile's walk from the suggested parking area. You could also park on the oppsite side of the A20, but the road can be extremely busy.
Just before you reach the cross, you will see a fenced area enclosing several steps and a bench, and a sandstone milestone.
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