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VS #162 - Wrestlingworth

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/03/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

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!).


Wrestlingworth (Wrastlingewurde (12th century); Wrestlingforth (17th and 18th centuries)) is a village situated on the east Bedfordshire border with Cambridgeshire. Wrestlingworth is a small rural parish of approximately 1,700 acres with a population of over 850 people. Today Wrestlingworth incorporates the hamlet of Water End, some half mile to the south of the village centre. It serves as a commuter village for Cambridge, Stevenage and London.

Wrestlingworth is not mentioned in the Domesday Book. However, by the mid-12th century two manor houses – Kendale’s and Hereford’s - are recorded as the village which was being established along the banks of a tributary of the River Cam. The Church of St. Peter was established in about 1300. Graves from the Great Plague are still clearly visible in St. Peter’s churchyard, together with low set ‘leper’ windows.

Through the centuries Wrestlingworth flourished as a rural farming community partly due to its close proximity to the old Great North Road and the historically influential towns of Potton and Biggleswade.


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I originally planned this as a multi-cache but you can see the sign from GZ so listed it as a traditional! Please do not go climbing all over the sign!

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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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zntargvp. cbggba fvta

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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