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mcaddy: Sadly time for this one to go, the host for the cache is no longer present and I don't currently have the time to come up with an equal or better hide. With such a high ratio of FP points to finds for the previous hide, I wouldn't want to mislead.


Church Micro 3927…Upton-St Michaels

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Hidden : 07/07/2013
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The above co-ordinates are not for the cache but should place you at the entrance to the Church yard. You can collect all the information you require on the short walk round to the entrance porch.

Along the way you are looking for two dates and a year.

The co-ordinates for the cache are........

N52 1G.EHB W000 5C.D(A+J)F

To Find the cache you will have to answer the following questions.....

William Husdon was the JP for Northants and lived at the nearby Upton Hall, when was he born? - A1/BC/184D

Frederick Spencer Humphery gave his life during the war but on which day did he fall? - 0E/1F/194G

A porch was added to the Church, but in which year was this added, a stone above the doorway will help you answer this - 1H9J

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Some Local History

The Church

St Michael's Church, is a redundant Anglican church in Upton, Northamptonshire. This was formerly a separate hamlet, but has long since been consumed by the ever expanding town of Northampton. The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church stands alongside the A4500 road, adjacent to the grounds of the former Upton Hall.

St Michael's was built originally as a private chapel to the lord of the manor and it is thought that the present church was built between 1158 and 1189. Alterations were made to it between the 13th and 15th centuries, including the addition of the tower and a porch. The church was restored in 1892–93 by M. H. Holding. It was declared redundant on 1 January 1981, and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust on 21 December 1988.

William Hudson J P

William Hudson was born in Adderley; educated at Market Drayton Grammar School, he was a South African merchant, and Justice of the Peace for Northants. He married Mary Ann, daughter of Humphrey James of Stockton Grange, Newport in 1876; he died 13th April 1916.

Frederick Spencer Humphrey

Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: C/JX 407557
Age (at Death): 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Lucy May Humphrey, of Upton, Northamptonshire.

Able Seaman Humphrey was aboard LCG(M).102 during the Walcheren landings (operation Infatuate). The Landing craft beached down on the south side of the gap and engaged her target pillbox with her 3” guns and was immediately caught in a rain of shells at close range. Soon she had been hit several times and was on fire. Her crew got the fire under control but she was hit again and again, she was broken and burning on the beach. There were no survivors.

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