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Church Micro 4463 Hitcham All Saints

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Hidden : 10/26/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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You are looking for a 35mm film canister..

Hitcham was not home to a great landed family, so it was the power and wealth of Ely priory that built this church. It is a grand affair, entirely rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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All Saints sits in a wide, open churchyard on the outskirts of the village.

The interior is large and plain, as if scraped clean and bearing the heavy mark of the Puritans, but it is impressive with the fine 14th century aches of the arcades reaching right up into the clerestory and the great hammerbeam roof.

The grand chancel is a 19th century rebuilding. There are five steps from the knave up to the chancel, and two more up to the sanctuary, representative of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

The house opposite the entrance to the graveyard was the medieval Gild hall. For poorer people, there was the opportunity to join a gild, where, for a penny or so a week, they could ensure that the gild chantry priest would say masses for their soul after their death. Many of these gilds were organised around particular occupations, and became a focus of social activity.

The above the text contains excerpts from Simon Knott's excellent website www.suffolkchurches.co.uk , with grateful thanks.

If anyone would like to expand this Church Micro numbered series please do. Please contact sadexploration via www.geocaching.com so that he can keep track of the church numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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