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VS #784 Northborough

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Hidden : 08/06/2016
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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 30ml tube

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates You do need to visit there to get some information though.

At the coordinates check out the top course of triangular bricks holding the sign. How many are there, this is A Now, how many bolts hold the sign in place? This is B

The cache can be found at N52 39.(B+1)2B(B+1) W000 18.(B-B)A(B+1)

No spoilers in the logs please. Spoiler logs will be deleted. Absolutely no correspondence will be entered into regarding anything to do with this puzzle

Remember: No Signey, No smiley.

No need for a geochecker for this one!

Northborough is a small village and civil parish near the city of Peterborough in the East of England. It has a pub, a shop, a school and a small castle.

Northborough is around seven or eight miles practically due north of Peterborough.

The place-name "Northborough" is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 656, where it appears as Northburh. In an Assize Roll of 1202 it appears as Norburg. The name means 'northern burg or fortified settlement'.

Northborough Manor House is a fortified manor house, largely built by Roger de Norburgh in the early fourteenth century. A short way away is the parish church of St. Andrew, of which the original Norman sections date back to the late twelfth century. After the restoration of the monarchy Elizabeth Cromwell, widow of Oliver, lived with John Claypole (her son in law) and is said to be buried in this church. However there is no grave-stone or marker to be seen.

The village underwent its largest change in the 1970s, when it expanded hugely with the building of the new estate, increasing the population of the village many times over.

Northborough also has a small primary school, which also takes children from other neighbouring villages, such as Maxey and Peakirk. Until relatively recently, the school was housed in the School House, almost opposite the manor along the Lincoln Road. Then, as the village grew, it moved to a new, larger and better equipped site. The school benefits from a large field and adjoining orchard. Northborough School has a pond in the orchard.The pond has loads of wildlife in it. Northborough school used to be a farm.

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..


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