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VS #782 Maxey Mini 1

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/07/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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 30ml tube

Maxey is quite unusual in that it has a main village sign and then two smaller versions as you come into the village from each direction.



Maxey

Maxey is a village in the City of Peterborough in England located between Peterborough & Stamford and southwest of The Deepings - it is home to nearly 700 residents.

The main focal points are the one remaining Public House, the Church (St. Peters) & the Village Hall. Each provides a range of social functions throughout the year. There are a surprising number of businesses based in the village, including a few working farms.

If your family has an uninterrupted bloodline, and no one decided to change their name by deed poll or similar, then you can be reasonably certain that anyone with the surname Maxey (or close derivative, i.e. Maxcy) has their ancestral origins in the village/environs of Maxey.

Built away from the church because of the plague it was once part of the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire, Maxey can trace its 'modern' roots back over 1,000 years. However, archaeological excavation of the area has provided ample evidence of continuous occupation for over 4,000 years. Lolham Bridges, on the outskirts of Maxey between Helpston and Bainton, were originally built in the Roman era.

Rescue archaeology before gravel workings began revealed details of a large Henge in Maxey Discovered from Aerial Photographs in 1956 by Dr. J.K.St. Joseph and last excavated by Francis Pryor in 1979-81 the henge was 126 metres in diameter, one of the largest known. It was part of an entire landscape of neolithic features, including a cursus and barrows. Along with the large and mysterious ritual village at nearby Etton this collection of sites has featured in Pryor's writing about large scale ritual landscapes.

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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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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs tvir jnl fvta

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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