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A Fine Pair # 671 ~ Puncknowle

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Hidden : 8/26/2016
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


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

Final co-ordinates:
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

The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own, just contact mattd2k at to be given a number and name to avoid duplication

A public Bookmark List is available for this series

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N evtug ybbxr orybj k53

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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