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VS #160 - Steeple Morden

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Hidden : 09/03/2014
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

35mm pot

Steeple Morden is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, about 15 miles (24 km) south west of Cambridge and 5 miles (8 km) west of Royston. It is part of the South Cambridgeshire local government district. The parish is combined with the parishes of Abington Pigotts, Guilden Morden and Tadlow to form "The Mordens" ward, which is represented on South Cambridgeshire District Council by one councillor.

Steeple Morden parish covers and area of 1,549 hectares (3,830 acres) in a long thin shape stretching from the River Cam at its northern border with Tadlow and Croydon-cum-Clapton to the ancient Icknield Way (now the A505 road) at its southern border with Hertfordshire. Its long western border with Guilden Morden and eastern border with Abington Pigotts and Litlington largely follow streams.

An airfield opened at RAF Steeple Morden in 1938, covering 175 acres to the east of Cheyney Water. It began as a satellite of the base at RAF Bassingbourn and was later used by the 355th Fighter Group of the United States Air Force. The site of the airfield has now been returned to agricultural use. Although the concrete taxiways and runways still remain, part of which is laid on a stretch of local byway known as 'The stret'.

Listed as Mordune in the Domesday Book and Stepelmordun in 1242, the name "Morden" means "hill in moor or marshland", with the "Steeple" added signifying "church steeple" to distinguish it from neighbouring Guilden Morden. It was also known as South Morden in the early 13th century.


Due to the lack of good hiding places near GZ this is a multi.

THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE PUBLISHED COORDINATES

Visit the published coordinates where you can also see the village sign, look at the street name sign and count the number of letters in the first word. This is A.

The cache can be found at N52 04.(A-A)A(A-2) W000 07.(A-3)(A-6)(A-3)

The cache is a short walk from the village sign, there is parking near the sign as well as by the cache.

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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.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs sbegl svir qrterr cbfg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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