Hartlip Village Sign, Hartlip, Kent. UK
Posted by: dave-harris
N 51° 20.854 E 000° 38.399
31U E 335649 N 5691120
Quick Description: Hartlip Village sign showing 1000 years of history
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/19/2011 11:27:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMD4W9
Hartlip, as it is know by today, was around 1000 years ago called 'Heordlyp'. Heordlyp means 'Gate or fence over which harts or stags can leap'
The village sign shows the church, which has a church built on this location for 1000 years, in the top left hand corner whilst the school is in the bottom of the right hand corner. The rest of design is made up of fruits and leaves. This is to signify the surrounding countryside is mostly used for growing fruit, with the vast majority being orchards.
The school in this village is said to be the oldest in East Kent. MRS. MARY GIBBON, by her will in 1678, gave a house and six acres of land in Hartlip for the purpose of "putting to school poor children inhabiting this parish", to be taught to read English, and so a chapter from the Bible.
Location: In the village beside the school and Church
Construction Material: Carved and painted wood
Web Address: [Web Link]
Sign Date: Not listed
Occasion Commemorated: Not listed
Artist: Not listed
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