Nettlestone dates from at least the 1086 as there are two entries in the Domesday Book (1086), Hoteleston and Hotelstone; generally considered to be Nettlestone Farm and Nettlestone Village. These were held by the King. It is thought that they mean ‘in or near the nut-tree pasture or nut-tree wood’. By the fourteenth century, the original meaning was no longer understood and the village took the modern form of the name.
The land was held by the de Lisle family and others until the mid 16th century when it passed to the Oglanders, with the present manor house dating from 1580. The manor house is not far from the cache.
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.