St Michael - High Ercall
This cache is one of a series set at or near churches in the lovely surroundings of the Shropshire countryside.
We’d like to thank The Washers for conceiving the idea, initiating the series and inviting other cachers to add to it.
St Michael's is situated in High Ercall. At the time of the Domesday Book this was one of the most prosperous manors in the county, valued at £20.
The church is next to a beautiful Jacobean hall that was featured on BBC's Time Team program a number of years ago. The church originates from the 12th century and almost certainly replaced an older church on the same site dating from the end of the 11th century. The church was badly damaged in the Civil War and was partially re-built during 1657 and 1661.
If you look closely at the wall on the north side of the church you will see an early Norman work called the Tree Of Life, dating to 1110-25. This is a border of six leaved rosettes. At the base of the tree are two volutes. Under the arch connecting the chancel and chapel is an effigy of a cross-legged knight.
Collect the clues from the first page of the logbooks to find the Bonus cache at Chapel of the Epiphany - Peplow. You can find the base level caches in any order. The caches in this series are:
Hall Of Fame
|First to Find:
||Izzy and the Lizard King
|Second to Find:
|Third to Find: