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Church Micro 6936...Filey - St Oswalds

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Hidden : 12/28/2014
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A simple offset multi which will take you to St Oswald's church and its associated graveyard. Please treat this much loved and well tended area with respect and please visit during daylight hours only

The parish church of St Oswald is a Grade 1 listed building. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries with 15th century battlements, restored and partly rebuilt in 1885. It was reroofed in 1908 after a fire.

It is well worth going inside (open during the summer) to view the Victorian stained glass windows, the stone altar slab and the medieval stone font.

The churchyard is equally interesting. Filey is a small fishing community and many of the gravestones reflect this with pictures or carvings of ships, anchors and fish. In the churchyard there are also three Polish war graves of Polish soldiers who all died in June 1944 from multiple injuries as a result of an explosion at their base in Pickering. At the time many Polish refugees were housed in Filey during the war. There are also three graves of men who died as a result of an air crash near Flixton in 1944, two of these were Canadian.

To find the information for the cache there is no need to leave the main path.

The coordinates take you to the furthest extremity of the churchyard where you will find a plaque attached to the wall.

When was ‘the lady’ born?  AB  CD  EFGH

To find the cache you need to go to N 54 EA  (E+D)G(H+E)  W000 EB EEG

There is a seat handy where you can do your calculations!

This may appear to be close as the crow flies, but you will need to walk back to the churchyard entrance and onwards to GZ. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT A SHORT CUT.

Now is a good time to look at the gravestones as you will be facing them.

If anybody would like to expand  this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first at so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats & Information page found via the Bookmark list




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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