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REALLY SideTracked - Cornwood Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 11/25/2013
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A station was built at Cornwood by George Hennet. It was opened in 1852 and operated by him on behalf of the South Devon Railway until January 1857 when the railway company took over. Until 1864 it was known as "Cornwood Road".

An Italianate building on the north side of the single track housed a booking office and waiting room on the ground floor, with accommodation above for the station master. It was situated in the ½ mile between Blatchford and Slade viaducts. The line was doubled from Hemerdon to Cornwood on 16 May 1893 and a signal box was opened at the east end of the station. The double line was extended to Blatchford viaduct on 19 November 1893. This doubling required the construction of a new platform for westbound (down) trains. The station closed for passenger trains on 2 March 1959. A loop line was provided to the east of the platform for up trains which was closed on 26 February 1962; the signal box was kept in use until 26 February 1963.

The London bound platform and station building can still be seen from passing trains.


This cache is roughly 100-150m down the road from the old station entrance and the opposite side of the tracks.

You will need a pen to sign the log and please ensure you cover the cache up again.

Room for a car or two and should be a nice & easy cache & dash. Also, say hello to the cows if you get a chance!

Congrats to Lambs of Cleeve for FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)