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VS #227 Hail Weston

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/04/2015
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2 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!).

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates

Visit the published coordinates to view the village sign and checkout the plaque on the post.

Check the Year on the plaque. This is Sunday ABth June CDEF

The cache can be found at N52 14.(A+F)F(D-A) W000 17.(A x F)(C+B)(E-C)

HAIL-WESTON, a parish in the hundred of Toseland, county Huntingdon, 2 mules north-west of St. Neot's, its post town, and the same distance south-east of Kimbolton. The village, which is small, is situated near the river Ouse, and there are several mineral springs in the parish. The soil is clay and gravel. The living is a vicarage united with the vicarage of Southoe, in the diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a small plain structure, with an old wooden building at the west end, containing three bells. The Particular Baptists have a chapel. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge. Richard Reynolds, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Hail Weston is a Cambridgeshire village a few miles north west of St Neots. The B645 road passes by the southern edge of the village, linking it with Eaton Socon and the A1 trunk road to the east and Kimbolton to the west. Other nearby settlements include the villages of Little Paxton, Great Staughton, Little Staughton, Perry, and Southoe. Hail Weston is within the District of Huntingdonshire. The B645 was downgraded from the A45 when the new A14 A1-M1 link road was opened to traffic in the mid-1990s.

The River Kym or Hail passes just to the north of the village and is forded by the minor road from Hail Weston to the A1 trunk road and Little Paxton.

In the 19th century, the village had three public houses: only one remains of the three.

The cache is near the village sign, but not on it. 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)