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VS #379 - Bar Hill

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/10/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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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!).

This cache is a clear30ml tube



I've marked this as NOT wheelchair or stroller friendly as you can get within about 10 yards of the cache but then there is quite a steep slope to navigate.


Bar Hill is a purpose-built village with a population of 4,000 about 4 miles (7 km) northwest of Cambridge, England on the A14 road.

The Prime Meridian passes just to the west of Bar Hill.

Planning for the village began in the late 1950s to alleviate the housing shortage in South Cambridgeshire, and the first residents arrived in 1967.

The village grew rapidly and by 1975 there was a population of 1,673 in its 599 homes, though it was only 40% of its intended size. Expansion continued in the 1980s and in 1989 the final house of the original plan was completed, 23 years after building had begun and 15 years after its planned completion. The population was at that time over 5000.

Its name originated from the fact that it was built along an old Roman Road that had a Toll Bar/gate (the "Bar" part) which was used in the local area as the farm's name, Bar Farm. The farm house still remains next to the village school. The toll gate was also located roughly near this building. The village was built on or around one of the many hills in the area, hence the name "Bar Hill". It is accessible on the B1050 road, off A14 exit 29.


The cache is over the road from the village sign so there is no need to go climbing all over the it!

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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..

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre oevpx ng onfr bs frpbaq ovt gerr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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