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VS#6 Redbourn

A cache by Smokeypugs Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/29/2013
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Village signs is a new series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!)

The village has been settled at least since Saxon times and it is recorded in the Domesday Book. Its Parish Church, St Mary's, was built in the early 12th century. To the south west of the village just beyond the motorway is the site of an Iron Age hill fort called The Aubreys. To the north of the village is the site of a complex of Roman temples. In the sixteenth century the manor of Redbourn belonged to the Reade family: Sir Richard Reade, former Lord Chancellor of Ireland, on his death in 1575, left a bequest for the upkeep of the parish. In 2010, Redbourn's St Marys Church celebrated its 900th Anniversary.

The sign depicts a coach that ran the length on the old Walting Street during the 18th and 19th centurys. During this era, Redbourn was known as the "Street of Inns", with at least 25 pubs and inns at its peak, but in 1838 the opening of the railway from London to Birmingham sounded the death knell of stage-coaching.

Nice simple C&D, please don't park at the GZ as you'll cause a obstruction please park nearer the Church!

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

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