Located between Norwich and Aylsham, Lamas lies down between RAF Coltishall on the Bure Valley Railway, and there is a railway halt called Buxton Lammas. Lamas is separated by the River Bure from the larger village of Buxton, and where the two meet is Buxton Mill. The two otherwise run into each other and appear to be the same village.
Lamas gives the impression of being a sleepy, rural place. Today it has no pubs or shops, being served by Buxton. The village's two main roads are called The Street and Scottow Road (which is the continuation of The Street leading to RAF Coltishall). There are four 'big houses' located within the village, Lammas Hall, which is located in a park, and not visible from the road, the Tudor Manor House, which Pevsner describes as having formed part of a larger structure (today this is two houses), Bure House, which stands on the other side of the churchyard from the Manor, and the Rectory, which is located on the Little Hautbois Road. A house opposite Bure House describes itself as 'Blacksmith's Cottage', a reference to its former use as a Blacksmithery building. Early photographs of the village show that the house called 'The Old Anchor of Hope' by the river Bure was once a pub.
In earlier centuries, agriculture was the main industry. Today, Lamas serves mainly as a dormitory for the city of Norwich, with many residents using the village as a retreat from jobs in Norwich City centre and the surrounding area, with daily commutes into the City.
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you let Smokeypugs http://www.villagesignseries.co.uk/ so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.
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 stated 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 and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website
Lamas 1 Village Sign
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you let Smokeypugs know first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.