Staplehurst lies on a Roman road. Villages were late in coming to the Weald where isolated dens, or pig pastures, expanded into small farms and then into hamlets. It was the presence of the church, probably built about 1150, which attracted people to one particular hamlet called Staplehurst, which means Post Wood.
The coordinates given will place you at the village sign here you will see a plaque the date that it was unveiled =ABCD
Next to you is a bench commemorating the EF anniversary of the library.
The cache can be found at N 51 09.C,(E-1),A E 000 33.A,(A+D),B/3,
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.