Skip to Content

<

Church Micro 805... Calverton

A cache by Wavvy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/24/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


Calverton is comprised of 3 hamlets know as the Wealds. There's Upper, Middle and Lower Weald. This parish church is located in the largest, Lower Weald.

The church at Calverton is dedicated to All Saints. The majority of the current church dates to the early 19th Century, mostly replacing the medieval structure when that fell in to disrepair.





The earliest recorded mention of a chuch on this site is in 1068, that's just 2 years after the Conquest. There is no reason not to believe that a church didn't existed here earlier. This area (Bucks, Oxon and Berks) was an early centre of missionary Christianity; converting the local, pagan, West Saxons. We can speculate that this area of North Buckinghamshire / South Northants was important to the Anglo Saxon Royalty. There is mention in the Domesday Book of 1086 that the manor was held by a thane of King Edward, before the Conquest. In addition, nearby Passenham was a Royal Estate, where the son of Alfred the Great stationed his army in 921. Of course the earlier churches would be much simpler, more modest buildings. Mostly of wood, wattle and daub and thatch, there is little or no trace of these previous structures.


If any body would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication

Now to the cache. You're looking for a small round lock 'n' lock plastic container. It should hold some small swaps and TB's. You do not need to wander far from the path to find this cache. Please be respectful when wandering around the churchyard.


free counters

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs GC.

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)



 

Find...

336 Logged Visits

Found it 316     Didn't find it 7     Write note 9     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 27 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.