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VS#963 Wacton

A cache by DanSpurs14 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/11/2017
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Wacton's village sign stands in a little patch of green next to the bus shelter, close to where Church road and Common road meet Stratton road. The sign was erected by the villagers of Wacton to commemorate the silver jubilee of the reign of H.M Queen Elizabeth II. The sign depicts the postmill which once stood on Wacton Common. It also shows the church tower and Wacton born John Aylmer who escaped arrest by hiding in a wine barrel! The name Wacton may derive from the Old English meaning Wacca's Enclosure.

The coordinates are for the Village sign and not for the final geocache. The cache is about a ten minute walk from the Village sign. You'll find all of the information that you need to obtain the coordinates on the plaques on the Village sign.

Ellis Rivett occupied the Mill from 1836 - 184A

William Betts occupied the Mill from 1B61 - 1862

Robert Butler occupied the Mill from 1868 - 189C

John Aylmer was born at Wacton Hall in DE21

John Aylmer was made bishop of London in 1F76

Final cache location:

N52 28.ABC

E001 12.DEF

The cache is a small, camouflaged micro container with room for a log book only so please bring your own pen, tweezers may also be necessary.

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)

Rlr Yriry. Gerr gehax.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)