Underriver

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Underriver
Underriver is located in Kent
Underriver
Underriver
Location within Kent
OS grid referenceTQ5552
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSEVENOAKS
Postcode districtTN15
Dialling code01732
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°15′00″N 0°13′42″E / 51.2499°N 0.2283°E / 51.2499; 0.2283Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 0°13′42″E / 51.2499°N 0.2283°E / 51.2499; 0.2283

Underriver is a small quiet village about 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Sevenoaks, Kent. It is in the civil parish of Seal

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 Inn) 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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