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VS#893 Gilmorton

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Hidden : 10/31/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Another cache in the Village Sign Series. You are looking for a 2ml vial.

Gilmorton is a Village in Leicestershire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 976. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village, when its population was about 140. The toponym may be derived from Old Englishgilden (or gylden) meaning "golden", and morton, "town on the moor". The House of Lords debated the inclosure act for Gilmorton in 1777. A tower mill at Gilmorton was built early in the 19th century. The brick tower survives and has been restored, but neither the cap nor any machinery survives.

In the 1890s the Great Central Main Line from Nottingham Victoria south to London Marylebone was built through the west of Gilmorton parish, passing 1 14 miles west of the village. It opened in 1899 with the nearest station being at Ashby Magna12 miles  northwest of the village and Lutterworth railway station slightly further away to the southwest.


Standing at the Village Sign, look at the plaque.

A is the number of letters in the second word on the bottom line

B is the number from subtracting the number of letters in the second word on the third line from the number of letters in the second word on the fourth line

C is the number of letters in the second word on the third line

D is the number of letters in the second word on the sixth line

E is the number of lines on the plaque

F is the number of letters in the first word on the second line

The cache can be found at N 52 29.ABC  W 1 08.DEF

Owing to the large number of caches in this small village, the cache is a short drive away.

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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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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