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VS #190 - Godmanchester

A cache by Mol'n'Me Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/03/2015
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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, often placed on the village green or other prominent place in the area.

Godmanchester, owes the origin of its current name to the Roman occupation of Britain although there is archaeological evidence that the site of the town was occupied before the Roman invasion. Godmanchester is situated at the junction of two famous Roman roads, the Via Devana and Ermine Street where they cross the River Great Ouse.

Godmanchester stands on the southern bank of the River Great Ouse opposite the town of Huntingdon on the northern bank to which it is joined by two bridges, the ancient medieval arched stone bridge and a modern high level bridge carrying the major A14 dual carriageway between Cambridge and Peterborough. The town boasts no fewer than 130 buildings Listed for Special Architectural Interest.

To find the co-ordinates for the cache you will need some information from the plaques on the sign;

Godmanchester became a 'free borough' in AB0C

D = Number of words on the third line of the 800th anniversary plaque

E = The sum of the numbers in the cost of annual tax/rent at the farm

The Roman soldier on the sign was from F Legion Hispana, minus 2

The final is at : N 52 19.ABC, W 000 10.DEF

Finally just a quick note, it's a lovely place to feed the ducks but bread is not good for them, the local council would rather food was thrown into the water and not on to the grass.


If you would like to expand this series please do. Just let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nggenpgrq gb gur yrsg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)