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A Fine Pair # 201 ~ Turnworth

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Hidden : 3/13/2015
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The 201st in a series of caches where a red telephone box
is in close proximity to a post box

Turnworth is a small village, situated on the Dorset Downs, 5 miles west of Blandford Forum. Thomas Hardy described Turnworth's position as being “stood in a hole, but the hole is full of beauty” and he used Turnworth House as the inspiration for Hintock House in his novel ‘The Woodlanders’. Turnworth House, demolished in the mid-1940s, was a large house of Jacobean design with the Parry-Okeden and Twinyhoe families being past residents.

A K6 style telephone box and a George VI-reign postbox, set into a brick pillar alongside, stand outside the old post office which closed in the late 1940s.

To find the cache…

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

What is the location identity of the post box? DT11 GH

Final co-ordinates:
N 50° 51. (C+D) (B+E) (G-C)
W 002° 14. (C+F) (E+H) (A+D)

Checksum for last co-ordinates = 34

PLEASE NOTE: Please ensure that you park on the road – NOT in front of A Fine Pair or anywhere on the area by the old village tree. You DO have right of access on foot to the telephone and pillar boxes.

Or there is a spoiler with the information needed for the final co-ordinates

Because of other caches in the village, the final location is a short drive (or long walk) in a south-easterly direction from A Fine Pair

The cache is a small magnetic container

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)

Bcra gur fznyy bar naq ybbx haqre ehfgl

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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