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Church Micro 1723...Chilworth-Franciscan Friary

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Hidden : 04/13/2011
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1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is set with the kind permission of Waverley Borough Council as it is on land designated as SSSI.

The cache is a regular clip lock box with a few goodies in it.

This is an offset cache placed near to the grade 2 listed Franciscan Friary and church in Chilworth, which at the time of cache conception was still a Friary. It has since been sold to the Benedictine Monks of St Augustine’s Abbey in Ramsgate. The cache name remains the same in honour of the Friars who made this their home for over a century.

The Bishop of Southwark, Bishop John Butt, laid and blessed the foundation stone of the church on 6th October 1890.

The Architect of the Church was Frederick Walters of 37 Old Queen Street, Westminster. Walters was Architect of Buckfast Abbey and Wonersh Seminary.

The opening of the friary and church: The Church was consecrated and dedicated to the Holy Ghost on 18th June 1892. In the following week, on 23rd June, Solemn High Mass was sung by the founder, Monsignor Wells, coram the Bishop of Southwark. The preacher was Bishop James Laird Patterson, Bishop of Emmaus, and Auxiliary in Westminster. At the expense of Monsignor Wells, a huge Marquee was erected in the grounds and there lunch was served to all present at the ceremony. The Friary was then thrown open to inspection and tea was served in the Refectory by the lady visitors. The day closed with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the Church and cloisters.

The co-ordinates above are for parking. You can see the Friary, or should I say Abbey now (?), through the trees to your right if you have your back to Sample Oak road.

Have a look around for two wooden signs, one is 'Blackheath' and has a number at the top - this is A, B, C, D. The other has two digits in red - these are E and F.

To find the cache do the following calculation:
N51 AE.(D+A)(C+E)E
W0 DA.(B-C)F(B+A)

If anybody would like to expand 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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ebggvat phg gerr ba evtug bs cngu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)