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ryo62: now that there are no proximity issues a traditional can be placed nearer the village sign


VS #149 - Elsworth

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/27/2014
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates.

Visit the village sign and answer a question to find the coordinates of the cache.

Elsworth is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire, 9 miles west of Cambridge. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 657, including Conington and increasing to 726 at the 2011 census. It was one of only two sites in Cambridgeshire to be covered by the Survey of English Dialects.

The parish of Elsworth covers an area of 1554 hectares to the north of the Cambridge to St Neots road. Its north-west border formed the border between Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire from the start of the 11th century until the two were merged in 1974. Its eastern border joins to the parish of Knapwell, formerly a dependent vill. At the end of the 13th century the parish also contained a hamlet called Grave, but was not recorded as inhabited after 1349.

Listed as Eleswurth in 974, and Elesuuorde in the Domesday Book, the name Elsworth means "Enclosure of a man called Eli".

The number of ram heads in the shield is A
The number of letters in the name underneath the word 'by' is B

Cache is at N52° 15.(B-B)(A+A+A)B W000° 04.B(A+A)(A+A+A)

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

This cache is a 30ml tube

The cache is a short walk from the village sign so please do not go climbing all over it!

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)

oruvaq zrgny obk. ng gur onfr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)