Church Micro 7915...Saltash-St Stephen
The cache is NOT located at the above coordinates.
But can be located at the following coordinates
N50 2(D+1). (A-B)(A-B)B
W004 1D. BAA
Please respect the church, and grounds when gathering the numbers.
There was a church in this parish as early as the 13th century and it stood on the same site as the present church. It is believed to have been consecrated in 1259. The earliest reference to the benefice is in 1278, and in 1288 the church was most highly rated in the deanery.
The advowson belonged to the Earl of Cornwall who held the manor and the castle of Trematon. This lapsed in the 1300 to the Crown, and successive Prince of Wales, as Earls of Cornwall, held the advowson. In a deed, dated 6th May 1351, the Prince of Wales granted the advowson to his father, King Edward III, who handed it over to the Canons of Windsor, for the maintenance of the Chapel of St George, where the Knights of the Garter - founded by King Edward III - meet. Thus began our connection with Windsor which lasts to the present day, the Patrons being the Dean and the Canons of Windsor.
Now for the cache:
Starting at the Lynchgate follow the path round the back of the building keeping the church on your right hand side.
You will come across a plaque on the wall of the church for Joan Tingcombe who died 2Ath October 1ABB aged 58.
Continue round the church to the main entrance, to the left of the entrance you will see a plaque in the Memory of Thomas Luce Esq, How old was Thomas when he died? CD years old
Head to the War memorial, and at the base of the War memorial, how many words are on the second line, (two lined text)? = E
The final location is not too far away and can be walked to with ease. Stealth is required and please ensure that the cache is rehidden carefully.
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