Underriver

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Underriver
Underriver is located in Kent
Underriver
Underriver
 Underriver shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ5552
District Sevenoaks
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TONBRIDGE
Postcode district TN15
Dialling code 01732
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 0°13′42″E / 51.2499°N 0.2283°E / 51.2499; 0.2283

Underriver is a small affluent village about 3 miles (5 km) South-East of Sevenoaks, Kent.

The name "Underriver" is derived from the Old English sub le ryver which translates into modern English as "under the hill".

Until the early 20th century, Underriver had its own school, forge, post office, pub and church. Today only the pub (The White Rock) and the church (St Margaret's) remain. The other buildings have since been converted into housing.

Aircraft accident[edit]

On 22 August 1927, a Fokker F.VIII of KLM crashed at Underriver following structural failure of the tailfin, killing one of the eleven people on board.

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