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VS#469 Longfield

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Hidden : 12/20/2015
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Longfield is a village and civil parish in the Dartford Borough of Kent, England. It borders the Sevenoaks District. It is located is four miles south east of Dartford on the road from Dartford to Meopham. It is a linear development that is partly contiguous with the village of Hartley immediately to the south. It contains several shops, a pub, a 14th-century church dedicated to St Mary Magdalene.

The village is recorded as 'Langanfelda' in the Saxon Charters of 964-995, and as 'Langafel' in the Domesday Book of 1086. It had been proposed by town planner Patrick Abercrombie as part of the Greater London Plan in the mid-1940s to build a new town in the Longfield area, however other satellite areas around London were selected instead.

The whole civil parish gently slopes from southeast and south to north. Elevations range from 92m AOD in the southwest of the developed area of New Barn in the east which is on a wide rise, to 45m AOD in and around the chalk pit just west of Longfield across the largely disused HS1 south-of-London link railway line towards Southfleet (just north of the village). Just above this is the tiny settlement, a farmed area named Pinden, to the south, however before this on the road towards London is another named community, no more than a row of cottages on the road named Whitehill.

The villages of New Barn and Longfield are within and give their names to the civil parish of Longfield and New Barn which also covers the settlement of Longfield Hill. Longfield is the ancient village, situated on the road between Dartford and Meopham.

The above coordinates will take you to the Longfield Village sign.

As you stand by the sign across the road you will see the Longfield and New Barn Community Hall.

On the fence is a number to call to hire the hall 0147A BCDEFG

To obtain the location of the cache please solve the following

N51 23. E (A+F) (B-G)

E000 17. (B/G+D) A (G-A)

The cache contains a log book only please bring your own pen

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

6sg hc

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)