SK7785 : Sturton le Steeple village sign

taken 3 years ago, near to North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Sturton le Steeple village sign
Sturton le Steeple village sign
The Roman soldier reflects the fact that this is the Roman road between Danum (Doncaster) and Lindum (Lincoln). The name Sturton is a corruption of the earlier Estretone, meaning the place (ton) on the Street.
The church tower reflects the Steeple element of the village name.
The Puritan gentleman reflects the association of the village with the Pilgrim Fathers.
Nottinghamshire's new village signs
The main panel of these signs is a bas-relief in cast aluminium with a scene or emblem specific to the village concerned and hand painted. Some villages have chosen to display more than one design.
In many cases designs have been contributed or inspired by local school children. They make a welcome replacement for the standard Worboys style signs which they replace.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Aluminium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7736 8503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.3901N 0:50.3490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7735 8504
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Other Tags
Village Entrance Sign  Country Road 

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