Released to mark 4000 Church Micros and to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Cambridge whose parents William and Catherine were married in the Abbey.
Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom
More info on the Abbey can be found here
Now for the cache - the above coordinates should take you to the front of the Abbey where you need to collect he following clues
The number of Dietrich Bonhoeffer = A
The date on the drainpipe = BCDE - take care here it's a Georgian one!
The number on Blakeborough & Sons Fire Hydrant = FGHJ - the one closest to the Abbey
The number of lions on the war memorial = K
The number of shields on the war memorial = L - only the ones above 10 feet
The cache can be found at
N51 29.(A+B)(E+E)C W000 07.(J-E+H)(D+K)(L-F)
Checksum for all 15 digits of the coordinates is 64
During daytime the cache can be accessed through Deans Yard but when that is closed a more circuitous route must be taken.
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
To view the church micro stats page, please click here
** **This cache is located within an area frequently patrolled by Police. Please avoid acting suspiciously whilst searching for it, and if challenged, explain about geocaching**