TL7154 : Cowlinge village sign (detail)

taken 9 years ago, near to Cowlinge, Suffolk, England

Cowlinge village sign (detail)
Cowlinge village sign (detail)
The sign depicts several of the rural crafts and businesses that Cowlinge has had over the centuries before. There is the ubiquitous windmill with its window in the shape of a coffin to remind us of the village undertaker. There is a wheel to remind us of the wheelwright and a fox depicting a Silver Fox Farm that used to be in the village. Also the whole sign sits on top of an anvil to remind us of the blacksmith.
Village Signs of East Anglia

Village signs are typically placed along the principal road or in a prominent location such as a village green or close by the church. The design often depicts a particularly feature of the village or a scene from its history, heritage, or culture. They are typically made of wood or metal or a combination of both, the designs are often made by the local community.
Although they do appear in villages and towns all over the country they are more prominent in East Anglia than elsewhere in the country.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Village, Rural settlement People, Events other tags: Village Sign Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Village signs of Suffolk Automatic Clusters: · Village Sign [3] · Farm [2] Other Photos: · Cowlinge village sign, not far from the War Memorial ·
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TL7154, 26 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Adrian S Pye   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 27 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 7144 5447 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.7126N 0:30.3025E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 7144 5447
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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