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VS #117 Edgefield (walk #1) Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/02/2014
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Geocache Description:

The Village sign can be found on a small green area close to the village hall and pond.  Carved from wood, it features the circular tower of the now ruined church and a farmer on his tractor highlighting the agricultural importance of the area. 

Edgefield is situated 3 miles south of the bustling and attractive Georgian town of Holt.

Edgefield has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 where it is called Edisfelda. The main landholders at this time was Peter said to be de Valognes and his main tenant was said to be Humphrey from Ranulf brothers of Ilger. The entry mentions a Mill and 2 beehives. The village was described as being near the River Geet.

Edgefield has had a varied, sometimes turbulent, history over the centuries. At one time it was rather overshadowed by the large estates around which cherished churches as at Blickling and Wickmere, but the parish has come into a new period of development during the past forty years.

The village, which is somewhat spread out, has 335 on the Parish Electoral Roll and 32 on the Church Electoral Roll. There is a pub, a garage with shop and Post Office combined, a pond and a village hall.

The War Memorial on the village green, alongside the Norwich to Holt road, has recently been renovated at a cost of £1,968. The fundraising was spear-headed by the Edgefield Ladies’ Club. The Memorial was rededicated on Remembrance Sunday, 2004.

The village hall was once the village school. Now there is no longer a school and the children go to Holt or further afield.

There are other caches in the area which make up a circular walk.

The cache is placed closed to the sign although not on it so please don’t climb on the structure.

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication..


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jung'f arj nebhaq urer? Svaq vg naq gur pnpur jba'g or sne njnl.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)