Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt

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Reference WMO156348

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Brenchley Gardens

Maidstone

ME14 1QN

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Designer SIR EDWIN LUTYENSBuilder MESSRS G E WALLIS AND SONS LTD 31 July 1921 Unveiling MAJ.GEN. SIR EDMUND LEACH Dedication Archbishop of Canterbury DESCRIPTION: the memorial stands at the junction of paths in the north-east part of Brenchley Gardens. In the form of Luyens’ cenotaph in Whitehall, London, it stands on a rectangular stone platform of three steps. It is rectangular in plan. At the top is a plain chest tomb with a moulded cover, on which lies a laurel wreath. The tomb stands on a three-stage base which, in turn, stands on a tall shaft, set back towards its upper section. Beneath is a two-stage base with cyma recta moulding to the foot of the shaft. The cenotaph is sparsely enriched. On either end, at the upper corners of the shaft, are carved stone bosses with laurels suspended by stone fillets. Inscriptions on the south-east and north-west faces read: THE/ GLORIOUS DEAD/ OF/ THE QUEENS OWN/ ROYAL WEST KENT/ REGIMENT/ NUMBERING 6866 OF/ ALL RANKS/ ALSO/ NUMBERING 1663 OF/ ALL RANKS. On the north-east face above the wreath is MCM/ XIX, and below the wreath MCM/XLV; on the south-west face above the wreath is MCM/ XIV, and below the wreath MCM/ XXXIX. c Historic England Listing entry
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SIDE ONE: THE GLORIOUS DEAD OF THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT ~~~~~ SIDE TWO: MCMXIV MCMXIX

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Grade II* (England)

1086395

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