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Artefacts & Objects | Yaxley History

Manorial Records

The Manorial Records are a collection of documents, records and maps belonging to the Parish of Yaxley. They were purchased by the Yaxley Parish Council and are stored in a fireproof chest in the Council Chambers at the Amenity Centre. Included in the collection are...

Chairman’s Chains of Office

The modern chains of office worn by the Chairman of the Yaxley Parish Council feature a variation upon the village sign designed  by Mr. T. Ward in 1977. The design, divided into three by a “Y” representing Yaxley, incorporates two hands clasping a heart – symbolising...

Pillar box

The grade II listed cast iron Edward VII postbox is situated on the village green and would have been installed in the first decade of the 20th century. The Edward VII boxes were the first to have the posting aperture as part of the door, rather than the body of the...

Yaxley Village Pump

The mid to late 19th century village pump and eight surrounding posts can be found on the green. The cast iron pump’s column is enriched with scalloped decoration, a fluted domed cap and moulded scallopped base; lever and spout. The eight posts are similar in...

Yaxley Village Sign

In 1977 Yaxley Parish Council organised a competition to design a sign for the village. Mr. T. Ward was the winner, with the sign now familiar to us. The signs features a shield supported by two stags, representing the old county of Huntingdonshire, surmounted by a...