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Church Micro 6229...Holne

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Hidden : 08/10/2014
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Geocache Description:

This Church is set in the Heart of Dartmoor and brings you to a beautiful Village. There is parking in the Village please respect the villagers. The Above Coordinates are for the first Gravestone

St. Mary the Virgin is an ancient and beautiful church set at the heart of the unspoilt Dartmoor village of Holne, County Devon. The church is part of the Anglican Communion and services are held every week. It is kept open during the day throughout the year and is a place of peace, tranquillity, beauty and prayer.

The church dates from the thirteenth century with the records showing an incumbent priest in Holne in 1240. Its dedication to St Mary the Virgin may indicate earlier links to the abbey at Buckfast, whose sheep were grazed in the district of Holne.

The ancient Yew Tree in the church yard is thought to have been planted as early as the 13th century, predating the church. Its trunk is now divided into five sections and is hollow in the centre. The sections were bolted together in the 1980s to strengthen it.

Two additional Yews were planted in 19th century.


In order to locate the Geocache you will need to visit the Headstones at the following Waypoints to gather information.

Waypoint 1   

Charlie Mayne    December 1A  19B2 Aged 66

Also his beloved wife

Ellen  October 27   1947   Aged C7


Waypoint 2  

How many times does the letter N appear = D. Moira Hands 1928 - 20E5

Waypoint 3   

John Rowland   January 16   18F1 Aged 50

Also his Wife Grace  May 7 18G4   Aged H7


Now you need to do some simple sums to find the Coordinates


N 50° 30.(C+A)(G-C)(B+D) W 003° 49.(H-E)(H-B)(F-D)


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs Qvntbany

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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