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VS #1664 - Papworth Everard

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Hidden : 06/18/2019
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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!).

A 60ml pot

Papworth Everard is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. It lies ten miles west of Cambridge and six miles south of Huntingdon. Running through its centre is Ermine Street, the old North Road (now the A1198) and the Roman highway that for centuries served as a major artery from London to York. A bypass now means that most traffic can avoid Ermine Street and it is traffic-calmed within the village itself.

Recent archaeological work in the area of the Papworth Business Park has shown that there was some Bronze Age activity in the area. In the Roman period when Ermine Street was built in the first century AD it is unlikely that there was as yet anything we would now recognise as a village there. However the same archaeological work does shows signs of Romano-British activity as well as the road.

Roman rule collapsed in Britain in 410 AD. It was at least another two or three centuries before a Saxon leader probably called 'Papa' established a small settlement about a quarter of a mile to the west of Ermine Street around the site of the present parish church. Indeed Papworth means "the enclosure of Papa's people"; they were also involved in establishing Papworth St Agnes and Papley Grove.

Following the Norman conquest of 1066 the village and land of Papworth were granted by the new king to a Norman knight Everard De Beche from whose name the second element of the village's name is derived. A moated area in the village is the remains of his castle.

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.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

orapu. onfr bs onpx yrt. evtug unaq fvqr nf lbh fvg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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