Village signs close to Cambridge

See also Village signs not close to Cambridge


Locations are The Abingtons, Arrington, Ashdon, Ashley, Ashwell, Balsham (notes), Bar hill, Barkway, Barrington and Barrington (other side), Bartlow, Barton and Barton (other side), Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth (notes - first London taxi), Bottisham, Bourn (notes - first IVF), Brampton, Buckden, Buntingford, Burrough Green, Bury, Cardington, Castle Camps, Caston, Chatteris, Cherry Hinton (notes), Cheverley, Chrishall (notes), Clavering, Coates, Comberton and Comberton (other side) (notes), Coton, Cottenham, Culford and Culford (other side), Debden, Doddington, Dry Drayton, Dullingham and Dullingham (other side), Duxford, Earith, Earls Barton, Eaton Ford, Eaton Socon, Ellington, Eltisley (notes), Ely, Eversden (notes), Everton cum Tetworth, Exning, Fen Ditton and Fen Ditton (other side), Fen Drayton, Fenstanton and Fenstanton (other side), Finchingfield, Fornham St Martin cum Fornham Saint Genevieve, Fowlmere, Foxton (notes), Friday Bridge and Friday Bridge (other side), Fulborn, Gamlingay and Gamlingay (other side), Gilden Morden, Girton (notes - geese for quills), Godmanchester, Grafham, Graveley, Great and Little Eversden, Great Chesterford, Great Gidding, Great Paxton, Great Sampford, Great Shelford, Hadstock, Hardwick, Harlton, Harston (notes), Hartford, Hauxton (notes - Vikings), Haslingfield (notes - Queen Elizabeth I), Hemingford Grey, Hemington, Henham, Hildersham, Hinxton, Histon (notes), Horningsea (notes), Horseheath and Horseheath (other side) , Houghton and Wyton, Huntingdon, Ickburgh, Ickleton, Icklingham, Impington (notes), Ingham, Kennett (on the other side of Kentford), Kentford (on the other side of Kennett), Kimbolton, Landbeach (notes), Linton, Little Chesterford, Little Hadham, Little Shelford (notes - Saturn V rocket), Little Thetford, Little Thurlow and Little Thurlow (other side) , Little Walden, Littlebury (notes), Littleport and Littleport (other side) , Lode with Longmeadow, Longstanton, Longstowe, Madingley, Melbourn, Methwold, Milton, Molesworth, Newton (old), Newton (new), Offord Cluny, Offord D'Arcy, Orchard Park, Orwell, Over and Over (other side) , Papworth Everard (notes), Pampisford and Pampisford (other sign) (notes), Pidley-cum-Fenton, Potton, Queen Adelaide, Quendon & Rickling, Radwinter, Ramsey, Ramsey forty foot, Reach and Reach (other side), Risby, Sandy, Shepreth, Shudy Camps, Southery, St Neots, Stapleford, Steeple Morden, Stetchworth, Stoneley, Stow Bedon, Stow cum Quy and Stow cum Quy (other side) (notes - 2-sided with a narrative), Stretham , Sutton in the isle and Sutton in the isle (other side), Swaffham Prior (notes), Swavesey (notes), Teversham, Thaxted, Thrapston, Thriplow, Toft and Toft (other side) (notes), Trumpington (notes), Tuddenham St. Mary, Warboys and Warboys (other side), Waterbeach (notes), Watton, West Stow, Weston, Whaddon (notes), Whittlesford (notes), Wicken, Wicken Bonhunt, Wilburton, Willingham, Witchford, Wrestlingworth, Wretham (notes), Yelling,

The sites are nearly all within easy cycling range of Cambridge. Not all the signs still exist - stumps and crosses remain. 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.