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VS #285 - Hilton

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Hidden : 05/06/2015
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Village signs is a 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!).

A 30ml camo tube

Hiltone (12th century), Hulton (13th century) and Hilton (Modern)

Hilton is a village in present-day Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, England, about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Cambridge. The parish adjoins the parishes of Elsworth, Fenstanton, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey, Papworth Everard and Papworth St Agnes. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene and has a peal of six bells. Historically the village was in Huntingdonshire for over a thousand years until 1974.

Hilton is one of the southern most parishes of the district, it stretches up to the crossing of the B1040 from St Ives with Ermine Street A14(t). This point is 114 feet above seal level. The village lies nearly 2 miles north of this crossing and 4 miles south of St Ives. A byroad links it with Fenstanton.

On the village green is a turf maze (or labyrinth) some 55 ft (16.5 m) in diameter, and one of only eight remaining in England. A stone pillar at its centre records that the maze was cut by William Sparrow (1641–1729) in 1660. The Latin inscriptions, above and below a coat of arms (presumably Sparrow's), reads:

"Sic transit gloria mundi" ("Thus the glory of the world passes away") "Gvlielmvs Sparrow, Gen., natvs ano. 1641. Aetatis svi 88 qvamdo obiit, hos gyros fornavit anno 1660" ("William Sparrow, Gentleman, born in the year 1641. Aged 88 when he died, he formed these circles in the year 1660").

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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Onfr bs onpx evtug gerr

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)