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VS#1018 Aylmerton Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 02/05/2017
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Aylmerton Village Sign was unveiled in 2014 features a newt, a scale model of the parish church and the branches of a tree.  It’s a metal structure in contrast to the many wooden ones across the county and its design is unique. 

The parish church is called St John the Baptist and is a 15th-century building. It has a round flint tower, thought to be over 700 years old. The church stands above the village on the side of a small hillside. The priest’s room, which is over the porch, can be entered via the original ironbound door in the nave. The chancel windows date from the middle of the 14th century, and there are some beautiful carvings, a traceried screen dating 1500 and four elaborate bench ends with poppy heads which were carved over 400 years ago. There are the remains of a transept on the north side of the church, reduced when the nave was rebuilt.

One mile south of the village on Church Road, at a small junction of the Lower Gresham to Metton lane, is an ancient cross which has been restored. Aylmerton wayside cross is on the parish boundary with Gresham, and was said to be a guide to Walsingham. Three roads meet here, and a rough track heading westwards is said to have been part of the pilgrims' way heading to the holy shrines to be found there. In the fields near the cross are many shallow pits. These known locally as the 'Shrieking Pits', because of their reputation for being haunted by the ghost of a Stone Age woman.

The pond within the village has recently been restored with a decked walkway, boarded platform and bench providing a wildlife habitat for birds and insects.

You are looking for a nano container so please bring your own writing implement. Please take care when searching for the cache as the area is overlooked by nearby residents. Parking is available close by.
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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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