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!).
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 stated in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!
Another addition to the Village Sign Series. VS#1569 Rumburgh. There is also a Church Micro that you can look for at the former nearby Rumburgh Priory.
The Following is taken from Wikipedia. Rumburgh is a village in Suffolk in England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 327. It's name is first found in this entry in Latin in the Register of St Benet's Abbey of Hulme near Horning north of Norwich, which can be dated to 1047-64: ... in cella quadam que Romburch dicitur ... = "in a certain cell which is called Romburch". This refers to the founding of Rumburgh Priory, the church of which remains as the parish church of St Michael & St Felix.
Rumburgh Priory was a Benedictine priory in located in the village of Rumburgh in the English county of Suffolk. The priory was founded in about 1065 as a cell of St Benet's Abbey at Hulme in Norfolk. At the time of the Domesday survey it had 12 monks. The ownership of the priory was transferred to St Mary's Abbey in York towards the end of the 12th century. The priory had chapels at Wissett and Spexhall but was "suppressed" in 1528 by Cardinal Wolsey and used to provide funds for the building of Cardinal College in Ipswich.
The priory church survives as the parish church of Rumburgh, dedicated to St Michael and St Felix, and is a Grade I listed building. It has a number of features dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, including an unusual 13th century tower.
This is a simple 2 stage Multi cache. I would recommend using the parking co-ordinates as the Village sign is located on a junction. At the published co-ordinates you should be able to see an item with all the information that you require to find the final cache, which is located a short walk away. The cache can be found at N52 22. (Halesworth + St Lawrence + Wisset) (Wisset x Halesworth + All Saints) (All Saints + St Michael) E001 26. (Wisset x St Lawrence) (Wisset x Wisset + Halesworth) (Rumburgh Street + All Saints) Happy Caching!
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.