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Church Micro 3903…Gatcombe

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Hidden : 7/4/2013
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a quick multi-cache in a beautiful and quiet area. Parking is available by the entrance of the churchyard.

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St Olave’s church is a pretty 13th century Norman Church which was first built to serve the Estur family of Gatcombe House as a chapel and was dedicated in 1292. Later the Worsley family owned the manor and gave money to support the church. St Olave was a king of Norway in the 11th century. He was killed in battle. It is not known why he is the patron saint of this church.

Much has changed and been added since the original chapel was built. The tower was a 15th century addition. There are three large 17th century bells reached via a spiral staircase. Buttresses were added over many years to help stabilize the walls. The porch was rebuilt in 1910. The interior vaulting in the church is of modern origin.

To the left of the South door is a stained glass window with an angel on a wheel, said to be the oldest window on the Isle of Wight. The stained glass windows in chancel and over the pulpit are by William Morris dating from 1865 and 1866.

The tomb of Edward Estur who was a Knight of the Crusades, is located in the church. A carved wooden effigy marks the location with an angel by his head and a dog by his foot.


Now for the cache:

At the given co-ordinates is the South door and a stone carving over it. What does it represent?

This will guide you to the cache:


A Cockerel: The cache is at N50 39.845 W001 18.347

An Angel: The cache is at N50 39.841 W001 18.458

A Dove: The cache is at N50 39.896 W001 18.286

A Monkey: The cache is at N50 39.699 W001 18.331

A Sheep: The cache is at N50 39.831 W001 18.285

A Dragon: The cache is at N50 39.863 W001 18.562


You are looking for a small screw box.


Please take a pen and replace well-hidden.


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See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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