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Narrow Views of Parliament

A cache by Wenglish Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/24/2017
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:


A narrow virtual! Parliament Street is a 50-metre (160 ft) long street in the city of Exeter, Devon. It links the High Street to Waterbeer Street and dates from the 14th century. At about 0.64 metres (2 ft 1 in) at its narrowest and approximately 1.22 metres (4 ft 0 in) at its widest, it has been claimed to be the world's narrowest street, although this title actually belongs to the Spreuerhofstraße in Reutlingen, Germany. It was formerly called Small Lane and was renamed when Parliament was derided by the city council for passing the 1832 Reform Bill. In 1836 the residents of Waterbeer Street subscribed £130 to have Parliament Street widened, but nothing was done about this. Despite all the millions of people that visit Exeter every year, I doubt that many of them realise that this area even exists! To log this cache, you need to prove you have been there. So Google will not come to your rescue. You need to have a tape measure with you when you do this cache, otherwise you will fail. When you are at the header coordinates you will see an interesting plaque. You then need to walk down the Street. when you are directly under the street light you are to measure the width of the street at that point and head height and email the answer, in centimetres, to the cache owner. Your log will stand if the answer is correct, within 2cm either way. You do not need to wait for, or expect, a reply to your answer unless it is incorrect. No answers, and your log WILL be deleted!

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)