Underriver

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Underriver
St Margaret, Underriver, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 1225706.jpg
St Margaret's Church, 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
UK Parliament
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 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".

The village's church, St Margaret's, is a Grade II listed building. It was built in 1867 to the designs of George Gilbert Scott.[1]

Until the early 20th century, Underriver had its own school, forge, post office, pub and church. Today only the pub and the church remain. The other buildings have since been converted into housing.

Underriver also has its own village hall and an active village association.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Margaret, Seal - 1272855 | Historic England". historicengland.org.uk. 16 January 1975. Retrieved 28 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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