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Church Micro 9838... Clapton in Gordano

A cache by pigdogduck Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/28/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

If you've ever driven down this windy, narrow lane, you would be excused for not knowing there was a church here.  But park up and explore!


The Church of St Michael in Clapton in Gordano dates from the 13th Century and is recorded on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade 1 listed building.  Since 1995, the church has been redundant and in the care of the Churchs Conservation Trust, although occassional services are still held here.  

The 12th Century tympanum is the oldest visable part of the church to have survived, however most of the building dates for the 13th Century.  Inside there is a 14th Century font, 17th Century momument and 13th Century oak screen, which originally divided the Great Hall and Butlery in the adjacent Court House. 

For a redundant church, the grounds are beautifully maintained and it is worth taking a short walk round the church yard to admire the church. 

You are looking for a green petling container with a screw top lid, containing logbook and pencil.  There is a bench nearby to sit on, sign the log and admire the view,

Please be careful when approaching the waypointed trailhead from the parking location, as it is a narrow lane with blind corners.  Please keep small children safe.  Unfortunately as access is via a kissing gate, this cache is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs. 

If you would like to add to the Church Micro series yourself then please look here http://churchmicro.co.uk/ There is also a Church Micro Stats & Information page that can be found at http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/cm/index.html

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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