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Church Micro 2...Merstham

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Hidden : 11/8/2007
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St Katherines...Merstham

The second in this series is at the ‘St Katherines’ church in Mesrtham

The small wooden church built on a knoll of Merstham firestone by the Mearsoeti remained there until after the Norman invasion when a new Norman church was built. It is believed to have been completed around 1100, after the first Crusade. The donor of most of the money, no doubt a Crusader himself, seems to have insisted upon its dedication to St. Katharine of Alexandria.
The Sussex marble font, dating from c1150, piscina and a few stones are all that remain of the old church. This church lasted less than 150 years and by about 1220 was replaced by a new Early English Church. The church, which still stands today on that same knoll just to the north of the village, is made almost entirely of the greyish-green Merstham stone

A simple off set cache, the coordinates will take you to a seat in the church yard but you will need to cross a road to get to the cache so please take care if you have the children with you.

I would suggest turning off the A23 and parking in Church Hill.

The number of letters in the first Christian name = A

The number of letters in the surname = B

Cache is at N51.16.0A(B+1) W00.09.1(B-1)(A+1)

This magnetic micro has a log book only plus micro certificates and hand made micro churches but no pen so please bring one with you

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