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Kent County Crematorium
Also known as: Charing Crematorium, Newcourt Wood Crematorium
Ashford Borough
Kent  England

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Kent County Crematorium stands about a mile South-East of the village of Charing, in the district of Ashford in Kent. It was opened on 1st June 1936. It has also been known as Newcourt Wood Crematorium and Charing Crematorium. The address is:

TEL: 01233 712 443
FAX: 01233 713 501
In 1944, Dr William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury was cremated there-the first Primate of All England to be cremated. This had immense consequences upon the opinion of cremation by the Church's people throughout the world-wide Anglican Community. This was followed in 1946 by the cremation there of his predecessor, Archbishop Lord Lang, and in the same year, H.G.Wells was cremated there. One of England's most prolific authors, H.E.Bates was cremated there and uniquely, there is a special memorial to him in the grounds. After all many of his works were about this particular part of Kent.During the Second World War 60 servicemen and women were cremated at Charing (Kent County) Crematorium. They are commemorated by name on a Portland stone panel set into a recess on the west pavilion of the crematorium building.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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Kent County Crematorium
Added by: geoffrey gillon
Kent County Crematorium
Added by: geoffrey gillon
Kent County Crematorium
Added by: geoffrey gillon
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