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The Greaves - Brum Fazeley Canal

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Hidden : 04/13/2011
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is one of a series of four traditional caches located on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal between Minworth and Curdworth.

The canal starts right in the heart of central Birmingham, dropping through 13 locks in less than a mile at Farmer's Bridge by the Post Office Tower. But its urban origins are soon forgotten as it travels north-eastwards for 15 miles through Minworth and Curdworth.

Nicknamed 'The Bottom Road', the canal is now devoid of much of the industry for which it was built. Salford Junction, the waterway interchange in the bowels of Spaghetti Junction, is starkly impressive. At Drayton Bassett, once the home of Sir Robert Peel, the canal is crossed by a curious Gothic footbridge.

Parking is in Curdworth village if you intend to do others along the canal, or there is on road parking in Wiggins Hill Road.

This large 3-storey Georgian farmhouse was built in the late 18th century. With its extensive outbuildings it was converted in 2001 into separate dwellings. During the building work an archaeological watching brief revealed a number of 13th- and 14th-century features. These included ditch boundaries, a gully, a post hole and a rubbish pit. However, no evidence of contemporary buildings was found. Later buildings had probably been built on the earlier site. The evidence suggests that the hamlet dates from c1300. The 13th-century ditch fill contained 16th-century pottery, confirming occupation at this time. A 15th-century timber-framed barn survives.

The cache is a Camouflaged 15cm Tube, please replace out of sight so it is not visible to passing muggles.

Bring your own pen.

Roll of Honour:

FTF: uklifesaver
STF: 5Taylors
TTF: susannye

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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