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VS #1299 - Dry Drayton

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/05/2017
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Village signs 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!).

black 30ml tube

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates, however, there is a sign post with distances for places.

A = Hardwick

B = Coton

C = Cottenham

The cache can be found a 5 minute drive away at N 52° 14.(A-B)B(A+C) E 000° 01.(A+A)AC

Dry Drayton is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, listed as Draitone in the Domesday Book in 1086. It covers an area of 829 hectares (2,049 acres).

The ancient parish of Dry Drayton formed between the Roman Via Devana (now the A14) to the north, and the Cambridge to St Neot's road to the south, covering an area of 2421 acres. In 1966 around 350 acres were removed from the north west of the parish to create the new civil parish of Bar Hill. Now completely cleared of ancient woodland, the village has been used for arable farming for centuries.

Listed as Draitone in the Domesday Book, the village became known as Dry Drayton by the start of the 13th century to distinguish it from Fen Drayton (5 miles to the north west) and the fact that it was susceptible to times of drought. The name "Drayton" means "farmstead where drays or sledges are used".

The cache is a fair walk away from the village sign, but be prepared to drive, it's more than a couple of minutes. Please do not go climbing all over the sign!

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)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)