TM3747 : Capel St Andrew village sign

taken 2 years ago, near to Capel st Andrew, Suffolk, Great Britain

Capel St Andrew village sign
Capel St Andrew village sign
Very different and unique in Suffolk and was commissioned by the Parish Council to commemorate the millennium. The village sign cum sculpture is located at the only crossroads in the village by the barn at Home Farm.
The background is a tree, on which the name of the village is writ large, and has a birds nest in the branches. From behind the tree, on the left a deer views the scene. St Andrew was a fisherman and his net hangs beside him, he has an eel in his right hand and a somewhat vicious looking fish in his left. At his feet are four more fish and a red church which no longer exists, thought to have been demolished in 1553 at the Reformation. The parish is now consolidated with Butley. The effigy was sculptured by Paul Richardson, a resident of the village.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 37489 47977 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.7506N 1:27.8704E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3748 4798
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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