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SideTracked - Warnham

A cache by talkytoaster Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/29/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a micro [35mm film case] hidden near Warnham Station. I decided to place this cache after finding a similar one in Coventry around the middle of May 2008.

Warnham railway station serves the village of Warnham in West Sussex, England. Warnham is just on the outskirts of Horsham. The station is 60 km (35.5 miles) south east of London Victoria. Warnham Station is on the line to Dorking [from Horsham]. The rail line was opened in 1867.

The station house and office is typical of the period with polychrome bricks in the window arches. The station is almost a mile and a half from the village of Warnham itself.

The level crossing gates are now fixed in the open position i.e. permanently closed to road users and there is no through traffic allowed. However, the control box survives and is presumably capable of being operated.

One of the platforms houses a wooden shelter of a type that is fast disappearing and it is worthwhile inspecting as an example of Victorian joinery before it gets replaced by a modern metal and glass monstrosity. Pedestrians can use the underpass in the station to get across the line.

Warnham village itself, still has the feel of a High Weald Sussex village and seems [so far] to have resisted the expansion of nearby Horsham. The village is a short distance from the A24 trunk road but has a busy community atmosphere, with a main street, church, school and delightfully appointed cricket field and village hall.

There are also a number of nearby caches to be found.

The parish has a land area of 1980.2 hectares (4892 acres).

In the 2001 census 1958 people lived in 784 households, of whom 935 were economically active.

The Anglican Parish Church, dedicated to St. Margaret was built in the 14th Century, but contains substantial later additions. The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born two miles from Warnham at Field Place was baptised at this church in 1792 and later rode in every day for lessons with Reverend Edwards, the church vicar.

The name Warnham may mean the grazing place of feral stallions which roamed the forest. Nowadays Warnham is best known for the Deer Park, the Mill and Nature Reserve [in Horsham] and a quaint town with a lovely 14th Century Church.

The cache contains a log book at the time it was placed. You will need to bring your own pen or pencil.

At certain times of the day you may require extreme stealth to retrieve this without being rumbled as this is a busy area used by commuters [both on foot and in cars], so beware of muggles!

Please ensure that you replace it carefully and in the very same way as otherwise it will get lost, and ensure it can't be seen.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba Zrepre Ebnq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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