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BATH TOURS #1 (St James's) Multi-cache

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Hidden : 01/23/2008
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mapFirst of 3 short 'tours' around some of Baths architectural delights.
The walk is all on pavement and should be handicap accessible but there are some steep slopes to consider.
You are looking for a small canister.

The co-ordinates above take you to an approximate start point in the South Eastern corner of St James's Square.

St James's Square is just behind and to the north of Royal Crescent is one of the loveliest squares in Bath. Built by John Palmer between 1790 and 1794 on gently sloping ground. The terraces on opposite sides of the square match each other and have a garden area in the middle. The north and south sides have a central triangular pediment supported by Corinthian pillars with the houses on each end having a bowed façade. This is very similar to Lansdown Crescent, not surprising really as the same architect designed both. Look through the archway on the east side and note the lovely window. Did Dickens get his inspiration for his novel "The Old Curiosity Shop" from here? He certainly stayed with William George Savage Landor in number 35, and is said to have conceived the character of Little Nell whilst staying here.

In this corner you need to look around for the following information:
When did 'CD' Dwell here?: ABCD
How many panes of glass are there in the curious window?: EF
When did the poet WSG Landor die?: GHIJ
When you have found these proceed to the NW corner of the square then follow the road up then right to take you out onto Cavendish Road the proceed up the hill to the junction with Sion Hill. As you go up you will pass the entrance to the rather grand Cavendish House. When you get to the junction find the date of the rather odd shaped building which used to be a Post Office: KLMN

Now go back on yourself and turn left into Cavendish Crescent.
Building of this crescent was begun in 1817 and took over 14 years to complete!. The architect was John Pinch and the crescent is far less flamboyant than the others in Bath. There are no central columns or pediment and hardly any decoration. The wrought iron balconies on the first floor are original, and note the canopies over some of the doorways and the lovely glass fanlights above the doors.
When you have done admiring the crescent you can work out the final location

N51 23.(M)(D)(F) +6 W002 22.(A)(E+M)(J+A) -5

Enjoy! NOTE: Amended to remove clues to 'Final' which has been archived.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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