About Village Sign Caches
This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).
The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!
More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.
Broughton is a village and civil parish in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire, England, around six miles north of Huntingdon. Broughton is situated within Huntingdonshire which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England. According to the UK census of 2001 it had a population of 241, reducing to 237 at the 2011 census.
In 1085 William the Conqueror ordered that a survey should be carried out across his kingdom to discover who owned which parts and what it was worth. The survey took place in 1086 and the results were recorded in what, since the 12th century, has become known as the Domesday Book. Starting with the king himself, for each landholder within a county there is a list of their estates or manors; and, for each manor, there is a summary of the resources of the manor, the amount of annual rent that was collected by the lord of the manor both in 1066 and in 1086, together with the taxable value.
The cache is NOT at the published coordinates but you need to go there to collect some info.
Look at the plaque on the sign, it was unveiled on Ath B 19CD
Now read the Lock Up Sign. It was probably built around 184E. The earliest reference to the enclosure comes in 18F8 and the repair cost £G Hs 6d
The cache can now be found at N 52° GH.CAB W 000° 0B.CEF
This cache is a 30ml tube