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VS#490 Kingsnorth

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Hidden : 01/18/2016
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Another in the popular series of Village Signs. The Village of Kingsnorth.

A Roman settlement was discovered at the crossing of two important Roman roads on Westhawk Farm. The centre of the settlement has been preserved unexcavated as an open space, but before building began on the rest of the site, part of a Roman road was uncovered. There was evidence to show that there had been timber buildings at the side of the road, some of which were associated with ironworking. A shrine or temple was also found with a water-hole which contained 74, mostly 2nd-century coins probably left as offerings. Over 250 coins and many other artefacts were discovered on the site together with a Roman cemetery and an Iron Age burial.

A site at Park Farm, which is crossed by one of the Roman roads, also yielded Roman pottery fragments, some of which were associated with the regional distribution of salt, probably made on Romney Marsh.

A transcript of the Domesday Book of 1086 indicates that there was a settlement at Kingsnorth controlled by the Manor of Wye. One explanation of the name is that it derived from the Old English cyninges snad, detached land belonging to a royal estate. Another suggestion is that the settlement took its name from Jutish people 'Kyn', kin folk, who settled on a wooded hill or 'snode'. Other early variations of the name are Kyngsnode; Kynsnoth, Kyngesnothe and Kingessnode.

The RAF and USAAF occupied RAF Kingsnorth, an airfield close to the village, during World War II.

You are looking for a small clip lock container.

At the given coordinates you will find all the information you require to find the cache.

The year Myrtle Sankey was born = ABCD

The year the village sign was commissioned = EFGH

The cache can be found at:

N 51 (C-E) (H-A).(H+E-A) (H+C) (B-H)

E 000 (C+D+E) (C-A).(H+A) (F+G) (C+E)

Happy Hunting!



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)

Va n gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)