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Wayfinding posts for Sutton Trod in Yorkshire

Posted on February 08, 2019

We were delighted to be commissioned to create these pathway wayfinding posts. Built out of solid hardwood, these majestic posts stand 8 feet tall and are engraved and painted with the words: "SUTTON TROD C11 ANCIENT PATH". When in situ, the posts will play an integral part in promoting the heritage of the site.

Sutton Trod used by monks in 11th Century
Ancient pathway at Sutton Trod
Ancient pathway: Sutton Trod

Sutton Trod is a wonderful ancient footpath that links the adjoining parishes of Sutton on Hull and Drypool in East Yorkshire. The plant life on both sides of the path largely comprises of trees and shrubbery such as hawthorn, ash, elder, ivy, horse chestnut, sycamore and snowberry. The trod appears on the 1855 Ordnance Survey map but dates back as far as the 11th century when monks used the pathway to move sacks of grain between the two parishes and nearby meadow was used as winter pasture for sheep.

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The posts play a role in a wider project to reopen public access to Sutton Trod which had become previously inaccessible to local walkers. We are really looking forward to installing them in place and we'll post some pictures in due course!

Photos of Sutton Trod © Copyright Bernard Sharp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.