Church Micro 2643...Henlow
This cache has been placed to bring you to the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henlow.
The cache is now a screw-top white plastic pot, about twice the size of a film pot. It will hold small trackables. It only contains a log - you are a geocacher, you should have a writing implement!
Please note that the final cache is located outside the churchyard and is NOT accessible from inside the churchyard.
The Parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The church is in a beautiful setting on a rise above the Pit with the village pump in the foreground and a horse trough built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
The current church building has a tower and North aisle constructed of clunch and the remainder is of ironstone. The North arcade dates to the 13th century, the Eastern bays are early 14th century and the entire is mainly in the perpendicular style, although the later Victorian Chapel incorporates a Norman window from the original aisle-less church.
The church has Registers dating from 1558.
Although the tower now contains a ring of 8 bells, enhanced from 6 in the 1980's, prior to 1925 there was a ring of 5 bells, wherein the origin of the name of the local Public House.
Please take time to explore the peace and tranquility, but please be respectful in the church and its grounds.
To find the location of the final cache, you will first need to find the door handle on the western door. It is secured with A screws.
The final cache can be found at N 52° 02.0(A+2)(A+1) W 000° 17.0(A-3)(A+1)
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
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