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VS #1119 Wilburton

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/13/2017
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the published coordinates so please dont go climbing all over it.

Visit the village sign at the published coordinates and answer a question to find the coordinates of the cache.

Wilburton is a small village of just over 1,000 inhabitants, situated in Cambridgeshire, England. It is 6 miles south west of Ely. While nominally an agricultural village, many of the inhabitants work in Cambridge, Ely or London.

Wilburton is a parish of around 800 acres lying on the important medieval route from Earith to Stretham, and extending south to the River Great Ouse. As much of the land in the region is fenland, the village's position on the ridge between Stretham and Haddenham at the southern end of the Isle of Ely was important in its growth and success. Listed as Wilburhtun in 970 and Wilbertone in the Domesday Book, the name "Wilburton" means "Farmstead or village of a woman called Wilburh".

The village contains a number of old buildings, and was described in the 19th century as "very neat and contains some excellent houses". These include the Burystead (the former manor house, built c.1600), one of the few surviving half-timbered houses in the region, and the Victoria Place row of cottages. For the last few hundred years, the Pell family were the prominent local landowners, sponsoring the Ely and St Ives Railway in the late 19th century. Wilburton railway station, built in 1866, has been open for goods trains only since 1931.

Check out the plaque on the bench.

There are A words in the top row

The dates on the plaque are:

19B9 - 199C

The cache can be found at N52 21.CAA E 000 10.(C+A)(C+A)B

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!).

This cache is a camo 30ml tube

The cache is a short walk from the village sign so please do not go climbing all over it!

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)

sbhe sbbg hc va gbc bs cbfg oruvaq fgvpxf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)