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Cheswardine - Shropshire Church Gems

Hidden : 5/13/2008
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

St Swithun - Cheswardine

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 Swithum is in the beautiful village of Cheswardine. At the time of the Domesday Book, Cheswardine was in the Bradford hundreds of Staffordshire (even thought it's actually in Shropshire). It was suggested the village name means "cheese farm".

The old medieval chuch on the site was falling into repair in the 18th century and was replaced by an ugly building in 1808. This was then demolished in 1887 and replaced by the present church. The tower survived all the work on the church in the period and was built around 1470. If you look closely at the tower you will see a lion on the south-east buttress and a dragon on the north.

Cache Details

Collect the clues from the card in the cache 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:

The cache is situated in some lovely woods accessed by a Public Footpath leading from near the church. We'd suggest parking by the church and walking up from there.

Hall Of Fame

First to Find: Izzy and the Lizard King
Second to Find: cannonedwards
Third to Find: The Boat People

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre snyyra qbja gerr, gbjneqf gur ebbgf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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