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VS #216 - Ellington

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/26/2014
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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 micro tube.

Go to the published cordinates. Admire the sign, then turn round and look at the water sign.

Main = DEA

Valve = FG

Dist = H

B = D + E + F

C = D + F + G + H

Go to N 52° 20.ABC W 000° 18.DBE

In 1870, Ellington was described as,

"A parish in the district and county of Huntingdon; on an affluent of the river Ouse, 5 miles W of Huntingdon r. station. Post town, Brampton, under Huntingdon. Acres, 2, 910. Real property, £3, 956. Pop., 413. Houses, 95. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £168.* Patron, St. Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel, and charities £56."

In terms of civil registration, from 1 July 1837, Ellington was a district of Huntingdonshire. Following this it became a sub-district of Spaldwick, but has now returned to being a district of Huntingdonshire.

Ellington's local public house gets its name from the particular type of timber used for the skeleton of the building during construction; today the ancient beams are visible from the bar area and the dining room

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)

onfr bs zrgny cbfg. cbfg vf haqre gur gerr. pnpur vf haqre n fgbar

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)