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Church Micro 808...Hollingbourne

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Hidden : 08/02/2009
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of an extension to Sadexploration’s far–reaching Church Micro series.

Church Micro 808 – All Saints Church, Hollingbourne.

The parish church at Hollingbourne is dedicated to All Saints.

The history of this site spans centuries, with a church being documented as an entry in the Domesday Book, as early as 1086. The record of vicars in Hollingbourne begins in AD1270.

Although there is evidence in the church's building fabric of Roman, Saxon and Norman work, it was probably rebuilt during the 14th Century, parts before the Black Death in 1349 and others after the great earthquake in 1381 which severely affected Hollingbourne, destroying and demolishing the church.

When monasteries were dissolved in 1539, Hollingbourne church was surrendered to King Henry VIII, who granted it to the newly-appointed Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, who then leased various parts of the manor, including part to the Culpeper family who owned it for several generations.

Within the church are many monuments to the Culpeper family, who have lived in the village for many generations. All Saints is best-known for the centuries-old 'Culpeper cloth,' sometimes described as an altar cloth (although it is probably too large to have served that function), said to have been embroidered by the four daughters of Sir John Culpeper, Lord of Greenway Court.

The coordinates take you to an inscription 'In loving memory of Henry Pye February AB CDEF - March G HJKL'

The cache is a 35mm film canister containing a log book and a small pencil (So may be best to take your own writing implement).

The cache is not located within the church grounds, it is located at Northing 51 16.CA(A+C) Easting 000 38.A(G-H)(F-A)

Please ensure that you hide the cache back correctly, with plenty of coverage.

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

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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