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VS#278 - Colne

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/26/2015
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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!).

This cache is a 30ml tube

The cache is not at the sign, get the info and work out the final coordinates...

Look at the nearby War Memorial, what position is Augustus C Fox? Consider this X.

Look at the nearby War Memorial, what position is Sidney Charter? Consider this Y.

The cache is at N52 21.(2x)(x)(x + 1/2x) E000 00.(2y-1)(3y)(2y)

Now if you haven't already done it go to the bench and work out the coordinates for the church micro! And when you've done that don't forget to go and say hello to Geoff/Jeff!

Colne is a village in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire, England. It is near Earith and north-east of St Ives. The villages of Bluntisham, Woodhurst, and Somersham are close by.

The village was known as Collen in the 13th century and Colneye in the 14th century. The name is pronounced like "cone". History

The manor of Colne appears in the Domesday Book. A large medieval pond, as well as the remains of an 18th-century building, were found in an archaeological excavation at Manor Farm on East Street. The team also found evidence of early to post-medieval pottery and a late medieval animal burial, as well as a 19th-century shoe.

The historical quarrel between Thomas de Lisle, the Bishop of Ely and Blanche of Lancaster, daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, and widow of Thomas Wake of Lidell, arose about property in the village. It is likely that Blanche claimed a mesne lordship over Colne's La Leghe Manor. The Bishop disputed her claim and in 1354 he and his men burnt some houses in the Manor. In 1355 he had Blanche's servant, William de Holme, murdered in Somersham Wood. He was rebuked by Edward III for both crimes and ordered to beg for forgiveness. In retaliation, he appealed to the Pope, and had Blanche and several others excommunicated.

Drurys Manor existed to the east of the old church, but it was demolished circa 1787, and nothing remains of the original building. A site to the west of the old church is likely to be the location of La Leghe Manor, destroyed at an earlier date. The Carter family, Lords of the Manor in the 17th century, are likely to have lived in the village.

Colne suffered a ruinous fire in 1844, which destroyed many of its historic houses and buildings. Several 17th century half-timbered houses and cottages survived, as did a late 16th century house near the centre of the village.

The cache is a short walk from the village sign, you'll need some info from it but you won't need to go climbing all over the 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)

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Decryption Key


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