Branston Village Sign
Branston is a large village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln on the B1188 road to Sleaford. It is the principal settlement in the civil parish of Branston and Mere, population 4,019 (in the 2001 census).
Most of the village is around 45 metres (148 ft) above sea level. It is built around the shallow valleys of three limestone streams which originate within 3 miles (4.8 km) of the village, at Westfield Farm, at Mere Farm and near Highfield House. These merge and flow northwards, joining the River Witham at Washingborough. Smaller freshwater springs have been found in the valleys.
The bedrock under the village is Jurassic limestone. Fossils in it are mostly marine animals, including ammonites, crinoids and coral, reflecting the fact that the area was under the sea for much of prehistory.
This village sign was errected by the Branston Women's Institute to commemorate the 70 year the Institute had been active within Branston which is reflected on the dates on the sign (1917-1987)
This is a Multicache, to obtain the coordinates for the next part, follow the instructions below:
Adjacent to the Village Sign, there is a concrete sign - You cannot miss its vibrant colour!
Make note of all the numbers on this sign from top to bottom, call these A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-J
The cache can be found at:
North EH° AA.B(A+B)C' West GGJ° (Ax2)D.EA(F-4)'
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.