Church Micro 1562...Flitwick
This cache is now a 5ml tube. It contains a log. You will need to bring your own pen / pencil. Please note that the final cache is located outside the churchyard and is NOT accessible from inside the churchyard. Parking is available on Church Road close to the published coordinates.
The church of St Peter and St Paul stands to the south-west of Flitwick, near Flitwick Manor. The oldest parts of the church are thought to date back to the twelfth century. The tower dates from around 1380. Like most of the churches in the local area it has a square tower due to the softness of the local stone is very soft and in fact most churches in this area have square towers. About 100 years later the porch was built and the roof of the south aisle flattened to allow for the continuation of the three clerestory windows. The church appears to have changed little until extensive restoration work in 1858 and 1867. In the early 1990s a major programme of repair and restoration was commenced. This included the repair of the Nave Roof, re-pointing of the Tower, replacement of stonework of the South Aisle Parapets and re-tiling of the Chancel Roof.
Though the cache can be completed without the need to the enter the church grounds, I would recommend paying it a visit.
To find the location of the final cache, you will need to visit lychgate at the listed coordinates. Please be respectful in the vicinity of the church. You will need to count the number of letters in the five word inscription written across the lychgate. This number is AB.
The final cache can be found at N 51° 59.8(1+A)(4+B) W 000° 30.0(6+A)(7-B)
Cache relocated and calculation amended 16/07/17 to avoid disappearance and disappointment.
PLEASE TAKE CARE AT THIS CACHE. THOUGH THE ROAD IS A NO THROUGH ROAD, THERE IS TRAFFIC TO/FROM RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND THERE IS NO FOOTPATH.
If anybody 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.