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VS # 900 - Chippenham

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Hidden : 11/20/2016
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Listed as Chipeham in the Domesday Book of 1086, the name "Chippenham" probably means "river meadow of a man called Cippa"

The parish of Chippenham covers 4,300 acres at the eastern end of Cambridgeshire. It is bordered by Suffolk to both the north (where the border follows the River Kennett) and the south (where the border follows the Icknield Way).

There has been a church in Chippenham since at least the 12th century. The present parish church has been dedicated to Saint Margaret of Antioch (I promise no Holy Hand Grenade reference) since 1279, and consists of a chancel with south chapel and north vestry, an aisled nave of seven bays, and a rectangular west tower. The oldest parts of the building date from the 12th century, with the nave added in the 13th century. The tower was rebuilt in the 15th century.

The church has four 15th century wall paintings that were plastered over with psalms in the 17th century and rediscovered in the late 19th century.

The village sign shows the church and also the nearby water pump, under it's shelter

 photo Chippenham_Village_Sign.jpg

To find this cache you will need to visit the red telephone box next to the village sign and find the telephone number for the box. This will give you 0AB38 7CDEFG.

The cache is at N52 AF.CD(C+G) E000 CB.ECG

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Tebhaq yriry

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)