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VS #640 - Great Wymondley

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/03/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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 (normally on the village green!).

This cache is a camouflaged 30ml tube

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates.

Great Wymondley

The parish of Great Wymondley has an area of 1,490 acres, of which 1,397¾ acres are arable land, 348¾ acres permanent grass and 92 acres wood.

Two portions of the parish are detached. The first portion, lying a mile south of Great Wymondley proper and separated from it by Little Wymondley, contains the hamlet of Titmore Green, which lies between Redcoats Green and Todd's Green, each of which gives its name to a few cottages. The second detached portion lies still further south, on the borders of Stevenage parish, and has no houses within its area, but contains part of Lucas's Wood.

The elevation of the parish in the east is between 300 ft. and 400 ft., but it slopes downwards towards the River Purwell on the western boundary. This river turns the mill of the same name which was leased by the lord of the manor of Great Wymondley from Hitchin.

Near to the mill the foundations of a Roman house were found in 1884. A little distance from the boundary, in a meadow beside the road from Hitchin, are the 'Nine Springs ' from which rises a brook flowing into the Purwell.

The cache is not at the village sign due to it being too close to a traditional cache right opposite the sign!

To find the cache look at the postbox at the listed coordinates. What is the last two digits of the postbox number? This is AB. What hour is the Monday to Friday collection time? This is C.

The cache can be found at N 51° 56.B(B-C)(B-C) W 000° 14.(A/A)(C+C)(B-C)

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)

onfr bs cbfg gb yrsg bs tngr cbfg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)