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VS #198 - Newton

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:

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates. Visit the coordinates to find the clue to find the cache.

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 5ml tube

On the village sign there is a year carved onto it. This is ABCD.

The cache can be found at N52° 07.(A+3)C(B-C+A) E000° 06.(A+1)(A+2)(B-A)

Newton is a civil parish and small village in Cambridgeshire. Situated around 7 miles to the south-west of Cambridge, it lies on the old coaching road between London and Cambridge.

The history of Newton has long been tied to that of neighbouring Hauxton; they were ruled by a single manor, were a single civil parish until the 16th century and until 1930 formed a single ecclesiastical parish. There were disputes over the parish boundaries with Harston and Little Shelford until they were finally settled in 1800, when the parish of Newton was set at 402 hectares.

In 970 the land around Newton and Hauxton was passed to King Edgar who offered them to Bishop Aethelwold for the new Abbey at Ely. However, Edgar died before the lands were transferred and the lands were subject to a series of disputes until they were purchased for the Abbey.

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)

zntargvp. fvta

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)