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VS#1485 Compton, Surrey Multi-cache

Hidden : 06/22/2018
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is another in the Village Sign series of geocaches.

Compton is a small village with a big heart lying in a valley below the Hog's Back southwest of Guildford. It has a long history and has seen changes to the use of its buildings over the years but many old houses still exist. It includes places of note such as a famous art gallery and the Grade 1 listed Watts Cemetery Chapel (only one of the 31 listed buildings in the village), as well as a horse sanctuary.

The village has a strong community spirit and its residents work together supporting several good causes. It lies in beautiful countryside but is easily accessible.

Compton was the home of Victorian artists George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary Fraser-Tytler, who designed the chapel. Recently (from the time this cache was placed) the village commissioned a village sign, using a design by Mary Fraser-Tytler in her distinctive Art Nouveau style as seen in the Watts Chapel.

You will find the village sign at the coordinates given. While admiring its artistry you will need to collect the following information from one of the sides of the sign (the sides are identical for our purposes).

Number of trefoils/shamrock shapes on the sign = A

Number of times the word 'peace' appears on the sign = B

Number of olives to the left of 'peace' = C

Number of olives to the right of 'peace' = D

Coordinates of the cache are as follows: N 51° 12.D(C-B)B • W 000° 37.(A+B)(D-A)(C-B)

About Village Sign Caches


This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).

The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!

More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N fznyy fvyire ovfba gvrq gb n yvggyr gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)