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Church Micro 1989 - Caxton

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Hidden : 7/17/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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St Andrew's - Caxton


The church of St. Andrew is a building of stone and flint, chiefly Early English, but with portions in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch.
The low embattled western tower containing 6 bells, restored and a new treble bell added in 1879, at a cost of about £400.
The chancel retains a piscina with Geometric tracery in the head, and a plain sedile. The nave is curiously placed, being askew and on a higher level than the chancel, and is separated from the aisle by an arcade of four very lofty arches, carried on clustered piers.
There are several memorials of the Barnard family, who had a seat at Caxton, and a memorial window to John Augustus Wright, surgeon, of this parish, d. 1869.
There were formerly brasses to Sir John Myton, vicar, with effigy, 1479. John Cretyng, 1500, and Walter Cretyng, 1483.

The church was restored in 1874 and 1929 and there are over 200 sittings. The church of Caxton, which had belonged to the priory of Lewes, was in 1351 given to the Dean and Canons of Windsor. Dowsing, the Puritan iconoclast, on coming here removed "a cross on ye steeple and one on ye church, and 20 superstitious pictures."
The register dates from the year 1741.
Extracts from Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929.

The church is currently undergoing some remedial work on the outside.

The camouflaged cache is larger than a film pot and contains a log book but no pencil - bring one along - please replace it exactly where you find it. Space is tight so there is no room for swaps/trackables.
Please note - the cache is not in or on Church property.

There is convenient parking at the suggested co-ordinates. Although the cache is wheelchair accessible - help will be required for the last few feet.


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