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btco: main part of cache gone nowhere too be seen. As I was never totally happy with this caches location have decided its probably time to take this one off. Remaining part of cache removed.


VS#1131 Upton St Leonards

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Hidden : 09/22/2018
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to Upton St Leonards (VS) cache

Village Signs (VS) is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

The village of Upton St Leonards became a settlement sometime in the 10th century. There are many Roman remains that lie buried beneath the village. A Roman mill was discovered during the construction of the nearby M5 motorway and numerous other Roman remains were uncovered during the construction of nearby Abbeydale and Abbeymead.

During Tudor times Henry VII and Anne Boleyn visited the parish when they stayed at the nearby St Peters Grange in Prinknash and during the Civil War Royalist troops were billeted in Upton during the siege of Gloucester, Charles I stayed at Selwyn House in nearby Matson which at that time was part of Upton.

Upton was at one time one of the largest parishes in England and was also one of the last to be enclosed in the 1890s

Upton St Leonards's village sign is housed on the village green opposite the village church and war memorial

To find this cache

The headline co-ordinates will take you too the village sign.  You will find 2 signs on the front and back of the village sign's post one from 1994 and one from 2014. 

The 2014 sign will give you the missing numbers for North

* Number of letters in David's surname? A

* Number of times John appears? B

* Number of names/organisations listed as giving help? C

The 1994 sign will give you the missing numbers for West

* How many times does the letter Z appear? D

* Number of names/organisations listed as giving help? E

* Number of letters in the surname of the designer? F

The cache can be found at N 51° 49.AB(C-1) W 002° 12.D(E/2)(F-1)

You are looking for a small bison which is located a short walk 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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1) 4sg VPG
2) arne sbbgcngu tngr vf n ynetr ebhaqrq srapr cbfg jvgu n abgpu arne gur gbc, pbhag 5 fznyyre ebhaqrq srapr cbfgf nybat gur cngu gur gerr vf bccbfvgr gur 5gu cbfg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)