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The Ariconium Quest

A cache by The Coachman's Pair Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/06/2013
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2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Ariconium Quest takes you to the six churches of the Ariconium Benefice.
The listed co-ordinates are not the site of the cache.
Each church has it's own 'Church Micro' but you will need to visit each church itself to find the answers to work out the co-ordinates.
The cache is a medium sized clip-loc box in a camo bag.
You can visit the churches in any order but you will need to visit in daylight hours as they are locked at night.

Visit the following churches - Aston Ingham GC3W908, The Lea GC3VVP8, Linton GC3W92V, Weston-under-Penyard GC3W91A, Upton Bishop GC3W92B and Hope Mansell GC43PNA - and answer the following questions.  All answers are inside.

At Aston Ingham - What year did the Rev. Howard Stracy Laws become Rector here? = ABCD
At Hope Mansell - What was the population in 1801? (See information on vestry wall) = EF
At The Lea - In what month (numerically) was the mural on the north wall restored? = G
At Linton - How many letters are missing from the makers name on the cast-iron pump housing sited at the base of the tower? = H
At Weston-under-Penyard - The number of letters in the maker's name of the Millenium Window sited in the north wall of the Chancel = J
At Upton Bishop - How many oil lamp holders are suspended above the pews in the nave? = K

Now do the usual task of substituting letters for numbers to reveal the cache location.

N51 (K-A)(G/H).CF(E-C+A)

W002 (H+A)(B-J).(F+H)(B-C)(J-K+D)

Thanks go to the PCCs and the Rector for allowing the churches to be used for this cache and to Fish of Fish 'n' Rhino for assisting in setting up the cache.

NB. Whilst the cache site is available 24/7 the churches are only open during daylight hours (how ever long that may be!) but all are worth visiting. Please enjoy them.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gb gur yrsg bs gur fgvyr, qba'g trg fpengpurq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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