A BAXTERLEY BROWSE
Co ordinates provided are for the church car park
This is quite a tricky church to locate unless you know the area - we had difficulty in finding this one ourselves!
The parish church is a small structure with a chancel, north vestry, nave with an enclosed west tower, north aisle, and north porch. The chancel dates from c. 1200 and had remarkably tiny windows. A low-side window was inserted in the 13th century. The nave has little left by which it can be dated, but is perhaps of the 14th century. The arrangement of the west wall with the small tower within it seems to be work of about mid 16th century, but it may be later. The aisle, porch, and vestry, and the roof are modern, and the south wall of the nave has been practically all rebuilt.
The oldest monuments are to the Reverend Thomas Shaw, Rector 1712, and Thomas Strong of Baxterley Hall 1723.
A bell is of 1875. The registers date from 1653.
You are looking for a crafty micro and an equally crafty main cache, which is a small lockable airtight container with a few of the usual goodies inside. There is not too much distance involved.Please keep to the footpath as the well kept field is a private garden.
1. For first two co-ordinates, Mary Jane Smith was born in 18--. Halve the missing numbers
2. This daughter Betty Bickley died 27th June 1973 aged 4_
3. Number of the month in which Annie Day died in 1900 aged 46.
4. How old was Bill, husband of Gertrude, when he died? Divide this number by 6
5. How many letters in the surname of the family in question 4?
6. Joseph Jones died Oct 1st 195_ aged 52 years
7. Looking towards the church door from the car park, how many trees line the path on the right hand side?
8.. Beatrice Archer passed away on _ Jan aged 92 years
9. This little Star was extinguished on 31 March 200_