The 671st in a series of caches where a red telephone box
is in close proximity to a post box
Puncknowle, pronounced ‘Punnle’, is a handsome village of stone cottages and farm buildings, 5 miles east of Bridport and 1.5 miles north of Chesil Beach. A ridge of downland shelters one side of the village from the sea and on the other side is the beautiful Bride Valley.
Puncknowle village has a Jacobean manor house which, in 1906, Sir Frederick Treves described as “one of the daintiest and most beautiful manor houses in the county”. The Napier family, who came to Puncknowle from Merchiston in Scotland, were lords of the manor for three centuries, until the early 18th century. In the early 19th century, the manor was occupied by Colonel Shrapnel, inventor of the shrapnel shell.
This Fine Pair are sat on the corner of Church Street and Rectory Lane.
To find the cache…
What is the telephone number of the phone box? 01308 ABCDEF
What is the identification number of the post box? DT2 GH
N 50° 41. (C) (B-F) (G+E)
W 002° 39. (A/H) (D-H) (B-C)
Checksum for all co-ordinates = 53
The final location is a short walk from the Fine Pair
The cache is a 35mm film pot
PLEASE REPLACE CAREFULLY