Woodton Norfolk England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CEO44
N 52° 29.727 W 001° 22.563
30U E 610246 N 5817385
Quick Description: A four fingered wrought iron sign at a crossroads in the middle of the village
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/2/2011 5:50:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMD7PP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
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Long Description:
The sign is of wrought iron and was made by Joseph Evans Iron Work. The forge is actually in the village. The four coloured fingers show:
All Saints church, which is some way out of the village. A past Rector being the grandfather of Norfolk's favorite son, Lord Horatio Nelson.
A large cedar tree known locally as Nelsons Tree. It was reputedly climbed by a young Lord Nelson on a visit to his grandfather the Rev Maurice Suckling.
A sheaf of corn denoting the local agricultural industry.
A groom riding a skewbald cob. The rider is Ned Baldry, a local huntsman of whom the following verse was composed:
Few of his calling with him compare,
For skill in hunting fox or fallow deer,
He shewed his art in England, Ireland, France,
And rests in this churchyard, being his Last Chance.
There is also decorative scroll work up the post and into the actual village name
Location: On a crossroads opposite the Kings Hrad pub and the Post Office.

Plaque: no

Construction Material: Wrought Iron

Artist: Joseph Evans Ironwork

Web Address: [Web Link]

Sign Date: Not listed

Occasion Commemorated: Not listed

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