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St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard
Also known as: Cobham, St Mary Magdalene Churchyard
Gravesham Borough
Kent  England

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Cobham is a village and civil parish in the Gravesham District of Kent, England. It is located south of Watling Street, the old road from Dover to London, six miles south-east of Gravesend. The hamlet of Sole Street lies within the parish.The village is in a Conservation Area and as such remains relatively unspoilt. The parish church is 13th century and is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, and has brasses which are reputedly the finest in England. In the new churchyard is the WWII wargrave of a son of Cobham and in the old churchyard can be found an original WWI wooden battlefield grave marker. This stood at the grave of Lieutenant John Bernard Pye Adams in Couin New British Cemetery in France.The church in Luddesdown, part of the ecclesiastical parish, is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. Next to the church in the village is Cobham College, a one-time home for secular priests, and now acting as almshouses.Cobham has strong links with Charles Dickens, who used to walk out to the village: he set part of The Pickwick Papers in the Public House ‘The Leather Bottle' there.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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