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VS #196 - Shepreth

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/05/2014
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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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!).

A 2ml tube

Go to the published coordinates. Admire the sign, then look at the concrete SV post.

The numbers above SV = ABCD

Go to N52° 06.(A-1)DB E000° 01.C(B+D)(D+1)

Shepreth is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire, lying halfway between Cambridge and Royston. The parish of Shepreth is roughly-rectangular and covers 1318 acres. It is bounded by the River Cam to the north, which separates it from Barrington, Foxton brook to the east, across which lies Foxton, and Melbourn brook to the west, separating it from Meldreth and Melbourn. The field boundaries to the south border the parish of Fowlmere.

Stone Age weapons and tools have been found in the parish, and the land, formerly marshy, could thus have housed a lakeside settlement. Evidence of Roman habitation has been found on the drier ground in the northeast corner of the parish. Two medieval moated sites in the village are scheduled as ancient monuments.

Listed as Esceprid in the Domesday Book the name "Shepreth" means "sheep stream", and was used as a resting place where sheep could be washed on their route to Cambridge. The Sheep Bridge was still in use in 1626.

The cache is only a few mintes walk from the village sign. Please do not 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)