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A Fine Pair # 180 ~ Okeford Fitzpaine

A cache by Dorset Scarecrow Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/25/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The 180th in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity
to a post box.

…but one of this Fine Pair breaks the rule!

Nestling next to the small museum in Okeford Fitzpaine is a green telephone box, which has been afforded the status of a grade II listed building. Instead of the usual red it was painted in the green livery of the Pitt-Rivers Estate which owned thousands of acres of land in the area.

The telephone box itself is of a K6 type; designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. The K6 was the first red telephone kiosk to be used extensively outside of London and has since become a British icon. Telephone boxes were generally painted bright red to match post boxes and in turn the livery of the General Post Office. Originally the designer, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, had intended his kiosks to be painted silver, with a "greeny-blue" interior. The red that is now much loved was once anything but and caused many local difficulties, resulting in requests for less visible colours. In response the Post Office was forced into allowing a number of telephone boxes to be painted a less strident grey and others green, like that at Okeford Fitzpaine, in areas of natural and architectural beauty.

The George V reign postbox is to be found in the wall of the Post Office.


To find the cache…

What is the telephone number in the phone box?
01258 ABCDEF

Final co-ordinates:
N 50° 53. (A) (E) (C)
W 002° 16. (F-D) (F+D) (B)

Checksum for last co-ordinates = 32

The final location is a short distance away

The cache is a small magnetic container
Please replace carefully


The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own, just contact mattd2k at to be given a number and name to avoid duplication

A public Bookmark List is available for this series

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

V oebxr zl svatref!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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