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VS #164 - Longstowe Multi-cache

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Hidden : 09/03/2014
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Small clip and lock box

Longstowe is a civil parish and small rural village of nearly 200 residents in South Cambridgeshire, 12 miles (19 km) west of Cambridge. The population was measured at 205 at the 2011 Census. It is situated on the western side of the A1198 road (Ermine Street), running for about a mile along the B1046.

Seventeen people were counted at Longstowe for the 1086 Domesday Book. An area known as 'Town Green' around 1800 may have been the centre of the medieval village which had spread to the south by the middle of the 13th Century.

Most of Longstowe's woodland had been cleared by the end of the 13th Century, although 40 acres (160,000 m2) were held by the lord of the manor in the 16th Century, in addition to furze and heath. The manor was purchased by Anthony Cage the elder in 1571, and he established 'a little park for deer and a warren for conies' around the new house. The acreage of the manor's woodland grew by the end of the 18th Century. Until inclosure in 1799, agriculture was carried out in three open fields.


Visit the published coordinates and look at the bench in front of the sign, what is the year on the bottom of the plaque? This is ABCD

The cache can be found at N52 10.CD(C-A-A-A) W000 05.(C-D)(D-A-A-A)B

The cache is a short walk from the village sign, there is no need to go climbing all over the sign.

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)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)