The traditional Dorset finial on this sign gives the location and grid reference. The location, Sixpenny Handley, is shown as '6d Handley'.
It is one of those signs that is rather prone to being stolen, and you can see that parts of it have been replaced.
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 27, 2008 by TS
Sixpenny Handley- finger-post finial detail A close-up of the finial of the finger-post, giving location and grid reference details.
The village name is locally famous for being abbreviated to '6d Handley' on many old signposts and I think this finial has been restored heavily over the years, perhaps owing to sporadic thefts.