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Church Micro 1250...Herringfleet

A cache by Moko Dragon Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/14/2014
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The location is a short distance away from the church grounds and is near to a fast country road. There is a lay by in front of the church and a wide verge to offer some protection. If you have little geocachers with you, you might want to make use of the grass parking area next to the church which is off the main road.


The Cache is a thin 14ml tube about 12 cm long with a screw top. This has room for a log only so please bring your own pen and extraction tool. 

The church of St Margaret's seems lost, as if deserted by its village and left to its own devices. The church stands beside the B1074, looking out over the River Waveney, just on the Suffolk side of the border with Norfolk. It would be easy to drive past, but the church presents such a delightful picture, with its perfect round tower and thatched nave.

The church is built to a very simple plan, with an aisless nave, chancel, and round west tower. The nave is thatched, but the chancel is tile-roofed. The most interesting historic features here are Norman; the 12th century doorway leading into the nave has distinctive Norman chevron and dogtooth moulding, and the tower has round-headed lancets on the upper storey.

The interior boasts a wonderful collection of stained glass covering a huge range from the 14th to the 18th century. Some of the glass is continental, brought here from Cologne. There are also several wall monuments to members of the Leathes family, especially that of John Leathes who died in 1787. If you are lucky enough to visit the church while it is open, it is worth a look inside. 

The area where the church is situated is between St Olaves , Norfolk and Somerleyton in Suffolk. Both villages are lovely and have a pub and some caches worth visiting.  Also near by is Herringfleet Hills which is popular walking area with come good geocaches, again worth a visit. 

Having recently adopted my first cache (Church Micro at Blundeston) I wanted to place my own. I have chosen this area as the church and surrounding area is beautiful. Many years ago when I first tried geocaching with nothing more than a printed out sheet form the web site and map, I spent 45 mins looking for a cache at this location before I realised I should have been at Haddiscoe Church. Hopefully you won’t spent nearly as long looking for this one.

Congratulations to RichardIStone for being the First To Find

For full information on how you can expand the Church Micro series by sadexploration please read the Place your own Church Micro page before you contact him at

See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.

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