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Church Micro 4750...Canterbury Cathedral

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Hidden : 02/18/2014
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The above Coordinates should take you to a very ornate entrance to the Cathedral. You need to look above the row of Coats of arms and collect data to enable you to find the cache. This cache replaces the previous Multi cache. New GZ is much better.

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Its formal title is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury.

Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from 1070 to 1077. The east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the twelfth century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174, with significant eastward extensions to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. The Norman nave and transepts survived until the late fourteenth century, when they were demolished to make way for the present structures.

Tomb of the Black Prince

The cathedral has a total of twenty one bells in the three towers

In the summer of 2009, stones in the South West Transept were discovered to have cracked around several iron braces surrounding the Great South Window. The cracks are presumed to be the result of the metal expanding and contracting in hot and cold weather, and have severely compromised the structure of the window. The transept was closed while scaffolding was erected, and the area immediately in front of the inside of the window was closed off and covered, to maintain access via the south door beneath it. Permission was given in 2013 for the window to be re-built and work started on the extensive repair of the window in August 2013.

Cache can be found at:

N51 17. (E-A) (D-E) B

E001 04. C (D-B) (A+B)


A = Number of large statues in the middle.

B = Number of Angels to right of centre

C = Number of Angels to left of Centre

D = Number of Angels in total (right and left of centre)

E = Number of pairs of double arched windows.

Cache is a double sized film pot containing a stamp.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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