A multi with a short stroll beginning at the village sign of Sissinghurst.
Originally known as Milkhouse Street, Sissinghurst is a small village on Cranbrook common in Kent. Access to the village is served by two major roads in the area, the A229 and the A262, the latter of which passes directly through the heart of the village.
The history of the settlement dates back to the iron age and tools of that era have been found in the area. Until the 1850s the village was known as Milkhouse Street (or Mylkehouse), and provided a meeting and resting place for those travelling between London and Hastings. The modern name of Sissinghurst came in to being possibly to avoid association with the infamous Hawkhurst Gang, known for their smuggling and cockfighting activities in the area.
Sissinghurst is served by the Anglican 'Trinity Church', has a school, public house and a number of boutique shops. Probably the most famous building in the village is Sissinghurst Castle. The castle is reported to have started life as a Pig Farm in Saxon times owned at the time by John de Saxingherste. The layout and construction of the castle has changed greatly since the those humble beginings in the 13th century. It is now owned by the National Trust, has been used in the past by the Royal Family and even had it's own documentary series on the BBC recently.
The village sign is a wooden design depicting a white castle and also has a white horse representing the country of Kent. Nearby you can also find an giant iron model of a penny farthing, erected to celebrate the Tour de France passing through the village.
The the village sign and the details required to find the cache can be found at the publish co-ords.
The cache can be found here:
n51 06.(A+A)(C-D)(E-A-B) e000 33.(E-B)(C-D-A)(E-B-B)
Sissinghurst Millenium Festival AB October 2000
Tour de France cycle race passed through on C July 20DE