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County of Kent War Memorial, Canterbury. Unveiled 4 August 1921. Newly listed at Grade II*. The 6 metre tall cross forms a striking focus at the centre of the Memorial Garden, with Canterbury Cathedral to the west and the historic garden walls and ancient city walls to the east. A number of Baker’s recurrent symbols decorate the memorial – carved stone roses and lilies, representing England and France, forming a circlet round the cross; a reversed sword is carved on the shaft, along with a Crusader warship with billowing sails. The principal inscription reads: TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF KENT WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. Baker was a proud Kentish man.

County of Kent Canterbury, copyright Historic England ref DP187998

Dimensions:
2000 × 3000
File size:
1 MB
Credit:
© Historic England Archive, Pat
Copyright:
© Historic England Archive
Taken:
28 March 2017

Aperture

14

Camera

Canon EOS 5DS R

Focal Length

45mm

Shutter Speed

1/25

ISO

100