Village signs close to Cambridge

See also Village signs not close to Cambridge


The Abingtons, Arrington, Ashwell, Balsham, Bar hill, Barkway, Barrington, Bartlow, Barton, Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth, Bottisham, Bourn, Brampton, Buntingford, Burrough Green, Cherry Hinton, Chrishall, Comberton, Coton, Cottenham, Culford, Dry Drayton, Dullingham, Duxford, Earith, Eaton Ford, Eaton Socon, Eltisley, Eversden, Fen Ditton, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Foxton, Fulborn, Gamlingay, Gilden Morden, Girton, Godmanchester, Great and Little Eversden, Great Chesterford, Great Paxton, Great Sampford, Great Shelford, Hadstock, Harston, Hartford, Hauxton, Haslingfield, Hemingdord Grey, Hildersham, Hinxton, Histon, Horningsea, Horseheath, Houghton and Wyton, Ickleton, Icklingham, Impington, Landbeach, Lavenham, Linton, Little Chesterford, Little Shelford, Little Thurlow, Littlebury, Littleport, Lode with Longmeadow, Longstowe, Madingley, Melbourn, Milton, Newton, Orchard Park, Orwell, Over, Papworth Everard, Pampisford, Potton, Queen Adelaide, Radwinter, Reach, Risby, Sandy, Shepreth, St Neots, Stapleford, Steeple Morden, Stow cum Quy, Swaffham Prior, Swavesey, Teversham, Thriplow, Toft, Trumpington, Waterbeach, West Stow, Whaddon, Whittlesford, Wicken, Wilburton, Wrestlingworth

These are nearly all within easy cycling range of Cambridge. Other image collections are more comprehensive. A googlemap of East Anglian village signs and a Flickr collection are online. For Norfolk, see and Grantchester are amongst the places lacking signs.

"Village Signs in Cambridgeshire" (Cambridge Federation of Women's Institutes, 1986) is a good source of information. Few of the signs have plaques to explain the symbolism. Hinxton's has an easily missed double-helix. Windmills, churches, ponds, Romans and Vikings are popular. Here are some sources of information (parish newsletters, etc) -